Glossy Cardstock Brayer Blending Technique!
Yesterday we talked about the Glossy Cardstock Ghosting Technique, which used a VersaMark ink pad and a Sponge Brayer. Today we will continue my technique series with the Glossy Cardstock Brayer Blending Technique.
To create your Glossy Cardstock Brayer Blending Technique background:
- Step 1: Cut your glossy cardstock to your desired size and place on a covered surface.
- Step 2: Select the ink pad colors of your choice. (I like to use three colors.)
- Step 3: Ink up the Sponge Brayer with the lightest color and begin to brayer along one edge of the glossy cardstock. Continue to brayer about a third of the glossy cardstock until you achieve the intensity you desire.
- Step 4: Ink up the Sponge Brayer with the medium color. Start to brayer the medium shade from the middle of the glossy cardstock and slowly move toward the light color, overlapping the two colors so they blend. You want to leave some of the lightest color showing. How much is up to you. (Note: If you are worried about contaminating your ink pad then use a clean brayer, but since you are going from light to dark you don’t really need to worry about contamination.)
- Step 5: Ink the Sponge Brayer with the darkest color. Start to brayer from the opposite end and work your way towards the medium color, overlapping and blending the two together.
The colors used for the Glossy Cardstock Brayer Blending Technique Sunset Card are: So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo. I punched a circle in a piece of scrap paper and added more So Saffron for the setting sun (with a Sponge Dauber), and then stamped the images from the High Tide stamp set with Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad. I sponged Marina Mist – for the water – once the images had dried. So yes, you can go back and add more color if you choose to.
The colors used in the Glossy Cardstock Brayer Blending Technique Ocean Card are: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo. I used the Glossy Cardstock Ghosting Technique to stamp the images from the Seaside Shore stamp set before starting to brayer the glossy cardstock. The saying was stamped using Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad. (Note: Seaside Shore – Clear-Mount: Item#141625; Wood-Mount: Item#141622).
If you like today’s blog post then be sure to check out the rest of my Glossy Cardstock Technique posts from the past week. Tomorrow I will post a collection of more cards using all the techniques I’ve shared with you this past week.