Sunday 8 September 2019

Brayering Ink onto Embossed Coated Card: 47 Years

Having had an opportunity at the Clarity retreat to practise brayering onto coated card, I decided to use this technique with the new Floral Number stamps for this anniversary card.
Lightly dust an A5 piece of Clarity coated card with an anti-static pad. Stamp the floral 7 in Versamark ink and heat emboss with detail white powder. Add the 4 in the same manner to create 47.  Stamp Congratulations (word chain 11) above the numbers and years (using the word chain alphabet) below and heat emboss as before.
Using a blending mat and brayer, load the brayer with Rosy Cheeks Artistry ink, keeping both ends clean. Smooth out the ink on the blending mat and add ink to the bottom right hand side of the card. Start and end the brayer motion off the card and gradually move into the card on the diagonal. Re load the ink and continue in the same manner until the intensity of colour is as required and half the card has been covered. Clean off the brayer and blending mat.

Repeat this step using Lush Lilac Artistry ink and starting in the opposite (top left) corner. Keep adding ink until there is an even blend of colours across the middle of the piece.
Buff up the colour and remove any from the embossing using a piece of clean, dry paper towel.
Trim back to 14cm x 20.2cm and mat onto an A5 card blank made from a piece of A4 hammered white card scored and folded in half.
To finish, add metallic gold pen to the floral 4 and 7 for emphasis.

1 comment:

Sue C said...

lovely card. I agree we often forget the different ways of crafting that we learnt years ago but are still just as effective now.