Monday, July 2, 2012

Watercolor Brayer Technique

I have been playing with a new technique - the Watercolor Brayer Technique. In fact, for those of you who missed it, this technique was one of our brayer techniques for June's Technique Class.

Drop a few drops of reinker onto plastic wrap. Fold the plastic wrap over to spread the ink a bit, then open flat again. Use this to ink your brayer. Spritz water on the brayer. Less water will give you a darker, more saturated color, while more water will give you a more "washed-out" color. Depending on the inks and water saturation, you may even end up with a batik look to your finished piece. Use the brayer to ink your paper. This piece was then trimmed using the Oval Scallop Frame with the Big Shot, and finished with sponged Soft Suede around the edge.

The watercolor background created an interesting texture for the sentiment on this card. Of course, the texture on the Old Olive (using the Simply Scored) was quite fun... But then again, I LOVE my Simply Scored, so anything using it turns out to be quite fun!

Stamps: Language of Friendship, Curly Cute
Inks: Marina Mist, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Old Olive
Accessories: Brayer, Oval Scallop Frame, Big Shot, Simply Scored, Bird Builder Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals, sponge

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