Saturday, June 14, 2008

Watercolor Banded Brayer

Last night, I was playing around with my brayer. Each month, Stampin' Up has contests we can enter to win free stamp sets. I don't enter very often because I'm not good at coming up with projects that fit their categories. One of the July categories is to use a brayer, so I decided to give it a try.
I decided to combine two techniques: Watercolor Wash and Banded Brayer. Watercolor Wash is the featured technique on SCS this week. You basically wash color onto wet watercolor paper and use it as a background. Banded Brayer is a technique that Britta Ward demonstrated a couple of years ago. You use Stampin' Spots to ink up your brayer, similar to a Spectrum pad. What I did was wet a piece of watercolor paper, let it sit a minute and then brayer the color onto it. Then I wet the paper again and brayered some more without reinking to blend the color more. Then I let it dry overnight.
I stamped images from Doodle This with Black StazOn and added white gel pen accents. I put a turquoise button in the center of the small flower and a lavender rhinestone brad in the center of the big flower. I punched photo corners from Shimmery White cardstock and mounted them onto a Gable Green card base; then I mounted the watercolor paper using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Supplies: Stamps: Doodle This; Paper: watercolor paper, Shimmery White, Gable Green; Ink: black StazOn, Pink Passion, Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore; Accessories: photo corner punch, white gel pen, Fresh Favorites buttons, Ice Circle rhinestone brads
P.S. This is not the card I'm sending in to SU. I used the same technique for a totally different look that I'm hoping is a winner!


Nicole said...

Very cool, Jana! What a great look!

Emily said...

Wow, This technique is really neat. I love it!

Marilyn said...

Good for you for entering a SU contest - I've yet to ever try to do that!! I hope you win!! This is an awesome technique - love how it looks!

kraftykathy1 said...

fun! thanks for explanations, might have to take my brayer out and play too.

Sharon Graham said...

Beautiful! I love the bright colors.