Simple Stamping Techniques – Brayering

Good Afternoon! It’s time for another Simple Stamping Techniques Blog Hop and this month we are Brayering!

Simple Stamping Techniques International Blog Hop

Brayering

One of the most versatile techniques to learn is Brayering. It’s fun, it’s easy and you can use it in so many different projects and techniques. Once you try it you’ll be hooked. You can add so much depth to a card just by layering your colours as you Brayer. Our Sponge Brayers work a treat too! You’ll get two handles and 4 rollers in each pack!

I mean it’s so popular here my kitty T’Challa (yes .. I’m a huge Avenger’s fan!) often takes off with my sponge brayer rolls that we’ve renamed her Klepto!

I’ve got two cards to share with you today …

I love the tones on this card! I’ve only used two ink colours – Gorgeous Grape and Melon Mambo. You can get such a variety of colour just by going light in one area to heavy/dark in another. The trick with brayering is to start light and build up your colour. You can always add more colour but you can rarely take it away!

Do you like my black flowers? This was taken from one of the panels from the Shimmer Detailed Laser Cut Paper. I swiped my Memento Tuxedo Black ink all over the flower and on the shimmery side. It’s now rather special being black and shimmery!

This card was inspired by this gorgeous card by Mikaela Titheridge from UK

My second card uses the Stargazing and Silhouette Scenes Stamp Sets.

Brayered Night SKy using Stargazing and Silhouette Scenes by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

This one, I think, is my favourite. How can you go wrong with purple and navy? Again, started light at the bottom with Gorgeous Grape then just added more ink as I brayered to the top. Then finished the Night Sky with Night of Navy. That Star Swirl stamp was the perfect image for my Silhouette kids to be gazing at!

The little white ‘stars’ is the Craft Whisper White Pigment ink mixed with a few drops of water then flicked onto the card with an aqua painter. An empty embellishment container is the perfect ‘palette’ to mix in so be sure you have a couple of spare empty containers on hand for techniques like this.

I added some of the Gorgeous Grape Rhinestones from the Noble Peacock Rhinestone pack for a little bling.

I do hope you like the cards I’ve shared with you today. I truly do enjoy doing a little brayering – I just need to remember to pack my sponge brayers away after using them so Klepto doesnt take off with them!

Let’s go hopping …

Now it’s time to hop around and see what the Latte Girls have made for you today using the Feels Like Frost Suite …

I do hope you enjoyed all the Inspiration in today’s Blog Hop. Remember to leave a comment so the girls know you stopped by.

Thanks for stopping by …

About Author

I am Leonie and live in Campbelltown in Sydney's South West.
I love to create with stamps, ink & paper! I do hope you like what I create and love your comments.
I also enjoy (and run on) Coffee! I also collect Charlie Bears

Stampin' Up! has been a huge part of my life since 2006 and such a big blessing to me and my family!!

Thanks for stopping by :)

(7) Comments

  1. Masterful brayering of backgrounds. Love the intense colours against the silhouette images.

  2. Sue Mac Donald says:

    WOWSERS!!! stunning to both cards

    1. oh thank you Sue! I did enjoy making these .. I should drag that brayer out more 😉

  3. Narelle Fasulo says:

    Great cards. Love the ombre effect. So pretty.

  4. Oh Leonie, Thank you for tagging me. I’m delighted that you were inspired by my card to create such a beauty of your own. Gorgeous colours and sponging for both of these cards. Beautiful xx

    1. Oh Mikaela thank you for stopping by and commenting. Glad you liked them. Hope we can meet in New Orleans if you are going in August x

  5. These are two gorgeous cards using some wonderful colour combinations. Awesome

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