Saturday, October 29, 2011

Make It Mondays #38: Brayer Techniques

 It is time again for another Make It Monday Video, which can be found on Nichole Heady's blog for Papertrey Ink here:  Make it Monday Video.  This week, the technique is using an impression plate and then going over it with a brayer and ink to darken the raised areas and leave the impressed areas un-inked--is that a word?

I was inspired to use the woodgrain impression plate on Kraft cardstock, which reminds me of the wooden look and darker brown ink.  I ended up using Tim Holtz Distress ink, because it tends to give great coverage and blends well when going over larger areas. 

I love the way this technique turned out as I think it looks just like stained wood, which is perfect for the recipient of this card.  She has a lot of stained wood in her house that she paints folk art this is just her look :-) 

To go with the stained wood, I used the distressed pitcher with flowers coming out, because not only is she a great folk art painter, but she is also an excellent gardner and loves flowers.

The Mat Stack needed a border inside, so I drew around the inside with a Sakura glitter pen.  That pen is one of my all-time favorite tools!!!  I also added a little glitter in the center of each flower.  To add dimension, I popped up the Mat Stack 3 die on dimensional adhesive.

Thanks for looking :-)

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink - Iconic Images
Impression Plate:  Papertrey Ink - Woodgrain
Dies:  Papertrey Ink - Mat Stack 3 and Layerz Mat Stack 3
Cardstock: Paperbilities - Kraft; Papertrey Ink - Dark brown, Burgandy, Green
Ink:  Papertrey Ink- Vintage Cream; Tim Holtz Distress Ink:  Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmelade; Colorbox - Chianti
Glitter Pen:  Sakura
Twine:  Papertrey Ink
Rhinestone: Michael's

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