Brayer Basics

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The brayer tool and I have a love/hate relationship. I love the effect you can get from blending colors with a brayer. But I hate that I haven’t been able to “master” the technique ( guess my type-a personality can be a blessing and a curse sometimes-lol)

Here’s a quick card from stamp club. One of my members requested a brayer tutorial, and after creating (more like attempting to create) about 10 different cards, this one was my favorite.

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Tips for the brayer:

(1) start with the lightest color first–in this case I used Daffodil Delight–and then blend in the darker colors as you go.

(2) be patient–it WILL take some time to get the hang of it. your first few attempts will either have a lot of lines, or you will brayer the entire image and it will be one solid color 🙂

(3) take notes from an expert (and in this case, it’s not me-lol). Check out Michelle Zindorf’s page, she is a fellow SU Demonstrator and a master with the brayer. She even provides step-by-step tutorials for free!

(4) refer back to tip #2 🙂

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For this version, I used embossing folders to step up the background, and a corner round punch to smooth the bottom edges.

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Wish Big

Ink: Black Stazon, Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo

Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Basic Black

Etc: Embossing folders, big shot, Ovals Collection Framelits (#129381), Butterfly punches, mini glue dots, rhinestone jewels, corner rounder punch

Have a Fabulous Day and Happy Stamping!

~Lauren

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