Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Brayer Backgrounds

Due to me being away on vacation last week, my tutorial for The Stamping Boutique's Paper Craft Planet Group  was postponed. The good news is...this week there will be two wonderful tutorials posted there! Don't forget to check out the current challenge Its all French to me.
-The Stamping Boutique's Two Turtle Doves snowman image
-Rangers glossy paper (4"x6" piece)
-Eclipse masking tape (Post it notes would work too)
-Snowflake punch
-Various waterbased inks
Step 1: 
Punch out a number of snowflakes using the snowflake punch and Eclipse tape. (If you are using post it notes make sure to punch only where the sticky part it). Place these punched out shapes on the top two thirds of your 4x6 piece of glossy paper. Tear another piece of Eclipse paper, or post it notes, to create a mask that looks like a mountain and apply along the bottom third of your glossy paper.
Step 2:
Using various inks of the same shade, apply a gradation of them from light to dark (I used blues) to the top two thirds of the glossy paper using the brayer. See image below.
Step 3:
Move the mountain mask down and brayer a different colour of ink onto the exposed part of the glossy paper. Repeat this step using different ink colours until your whole piece of glossy paper is covered. Remove masks and let dry.
Finishing touches:
Voila you have a lovely background to place your image on. I completed my card by colouring my Two Turtle Doves snowman image with Copic Markers, Fussy cutting it out, and popping it off the page. I added some tree stamps and snowflakes punched out of glitter paper to add some bling. 

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