Monday, 17 May 2010

Brayer basics

For my brayering class, I knew that we’d all need the ink pads for long periods, so I split the group into three – the yellow team, green team and purple team. Each team made three cards in their colours so that they wouldn’t have to keep cleaning the brayer and would get an ink pad between two or three people.

Sounds simple? Factor in the good-natured squabbling about which cards are nicest and who wants to sit next to whom, not to mention the cries of “I’m in green team and all my packs are yellow”... and that’s a good 15 minutes gone!

But we stayed on track for the rest of the session and everyone produced wonderful brayered effects. This was our first card, which was really just to familiarise ourselves with the brayer. All we did was take a piece of Night & Day Designer Series Paper, which is all black and white, as you probably know. By brayering over the top, we changed the colour to match our cards.

Stamps:  Bird on a Branch
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Barely Banana, Sage Shadow, Lavender Lace
Paper: Night & Day
Ink: Basic Black, Barely Banana, Sage Shadow, Lavender Lace
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig®, Brayer

All products by Stampin' Up!®


  1. Terrific!! I'm just getting use to using my brayer! I really need to take a class. I love these cards!

  2. gorgeous cards - I shall have to have a try at brayering not something I've done - Lesley

  3. These brayered samples are just lovely! What a great way to introduce people to brayering. I took a Zindorf class and love to brayer everything now, but it's intimidating to get started!


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