Monday, June 14, 2010

Brayer technique

I've been wanting to try some other techniques with Paint that was introduced in the Holiday Mini Catalog and will be in the new catalog that comes out July 1st (yippeeeee, I can't wait!!!) and found a few minutes to try this technique. I'm not sure what the technique is called but you take some plastic wrap and smoosh it up and dip it in the paint and daub it onto Glossy White cardstock. It is best to use the glossy for this technique because the brayer spreads the ink much more nicely on the glossy.
After you have daubbed it all over, leaving some spaces inbetween, roll the brayer in the ink color of your choice and roll it over the daubbed cardstock. It will fill in where the Shimmer Paint isn't and make a wonderful background. It isn't real clear in the first picture but in the second picture I turned the lights up some so you could see how it shines.
I wanted more shine so I used the Brushed Silver Cardstock to stamp the sentiment on and to cut the butterfly out of. I stamped the swirls on the butterfly's wings with the swirly stamp from the Garden Whimsy set (so sad to see it retire) and embossed with white embossing powder, same with the sentiment. I also added 3 Rhinestone Brads for the butterfly body and made a bow of the Whisper White Organza Ribbon. I mounted the brayered, shimmered piece on black and then on the card front.
What do you think, is there enough glitz on this one??


ArtisticInkspirations said...

It's beautiful and enough glimmer and shine. I love the accent with the silver cardstock!!

elizkratzer said...

I love this and the shimmer paint! Do you have to wait until the shimmer paint is dry before using the brayer to add ink color?

elaine said...

I was surprised at how quickly it dried, even on the glossy cardstock. By the time I had my butterfly and sentiment cut out and embossed the paint was dry.