2.15.2009

Colorful brayer-work...

Well, the Shriner's Potentate's Ball is over. It's always such a lovely event, a lot of work by a lot of people, but just beautiful. Food, friends, and fun... and now I need a nap :)
Today, I'm going to share with you a little technique & card from my last Hostess Club & Class night. Using a Kaleidacolor Pad and the Speedball Brayer, we created four backgrounds: two plain, and two with Oxi-Clean.

These are the backgrounds using White UltraSmooth cardstock. The top is strictly brayer-work and the bottom was spritzed with water and sprinkled with Oxi-Clean powder. See how the ink stays vibrant all over except right where the Oxi-Clean was? Pretty cool. Simply spritz, sprinkle, spritz again (if needed), wait about 30 seconds, and gently wipe off.

These are the backrounds using Glossy cardstock. Again, the top is strictly brayer-work and the bottom is the Oxi-Clean version. I LOVE how beautifully blended the brayer works on glossy cardstock. Notice how the Oxi-Clean version is almost pastel in color compared to the vibrant plain one! Two TOTALLY different backgrounds, both in 'texture' and color... how fun is that?!

We then created two of the same cards but with different backgrounds. The only drawback of the glossy cardstock is that you have to be very careful when stamping an image... it tends to slide and move if you apply too much pressure. Kinda like when you stamp on acetate.

Ink: Calypso Kaleidacolor pad, French Lilac & Raw Sienna Palettes
Other: Pop Dots, Speedball brayer

I used the rock-n-roll technique for the border, which I love doing with such contrasting ink colors!


What do you think?

10 comments:

Bren said...

Love these

Does it take a long time for the background to dry.

What is the rock and roll technique, is it on the multicolor pads.

Brenda

Lisadwb said...

Beautiful card! I think the brayer on glossy is my favorite- but they all look amazing.

Debra Hensley said...

Great techniques Barb- really enjoyed seeing the different affects on the two cardstocks. Love the cards and I also love to do rock n roll! Thanks for sharing!!

Rach said...

wow thanks for the tips and what fantastic cards you have made love the effect.xx

paloma said...

I love it!!! Great card, seems to be an easy technique!!! TFS.

Percy said...

Barb, sorry the previous comment came from my dd acct (Paloma!) it was me who was comenting, she left her gmail acct open.....ooopppps!

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

Awesome turorial!!

Angela K said...

I will have to try this TFS!

Seleise said...

thanks for showing the technique on two different cardstocks. love the differences and love the finished cards! great idea!!! TFS!

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

I love how your brayering is so seamless. The way you've used it is great as well with the different Kaleidacolors.