Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Brayering demo work

Hello peeps, I thought I would share some of the work I did at my Stampalot demo on Good Friday.

So many people tell me they have a brayer, but never or rarely use it because things never turn out right. As with all things it's practice, but having the right products are so important. Time and again I find it's not the persons ability to brayer that's a problem, but what they are using and cardstock is the biggest culprit and with only the odd exception you need a coated cardstock, silk or gloss finish like this or this. And I can't recommend the good old Speedball brayer enough, along with Adirondack dye inkpads and Big and Juicy.


Fairly straightforward masking, brayering and stamping with a whole host of Art Impression stamps. I won't bore you and list them all out, but if you want to know the codes of any specifics please do drop me a mail.


In case nobody realised........as if, I'm so obvious.........I have a thing for creating little scenes and masking and stamping into apertures.........I know it might be a bit monotonous but I kind of think it sets the scene off so well.

So those of you who are 'closet brayerers', dust them down and have a go, it's such a rewarding form of crafting.

36 comments:

  1. Hi Brenda, these ar brilliant cards, those scenes are just fantastic, you are clever.xx

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  2. Wow...they are just so beautiful Brenda!..and I love the scenes are have created..

    hugs Vicky xx

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  3. These are really beautiful creations!!

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  4. Beautiful cards Brenda, I may dust off my brayer this week end ! Sue C x

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  5. I could never get bored of your work Brenda .. its beautiful.. and i must have another go.. the only time i do it is at a friends as she has the brayer.I must treat myself
    I know Lynn really enjoyed the demo last week.. and she didnt get lost lol
    Lisa x

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  6. Lindos, Lindos! você está de parabéns!
    Beijos

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  7. These are really beautiful Brenda. I love how you create the scenes inside the apertures.
    Hugs, Clare x

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  8. absolutely gorgeous! I will definitely be getting my brayer out again this holiday! Been playing with water colouring. I'll share some soon x

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  9. Oh my Brenda, what beautiful work you have done here, stunning!!
    Hugs Jacee

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  10. Beautiful cards as always - and you are right, I haven't used my brayers for ages!

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  11. fantastic cards, i have a brayer and do need to practise...thanks for the inspiration

    Sylvia x

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  12. Absolutely stunning Brenda...

    babs x

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  13. such beautiful and very tranquil cards. Still battling the new pc, lost alot of my digi images, doing some grovling. Mo from digital pencil sent me all again,how kind and Kenny K is.
    I have a brayer and have to admit it is seldom used!
    hope your feeling ok, the lovely weather is so spirit lifting but I bet your hubby would like some rain for the fields.
    takecare.janex

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  14. WOW FANTASTIC CARDS THANKS FOR SHARING LUV SUE X

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  15. oh hun you never bore anyone with your work hun I just love the scenes,you have created,I tried with my brayer this afternoon,but its the brayer sure of that as it does not hold the ink,well and i used,what you said in your post so may have to invest in a new one,hugs cheryl xxxxx

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  16. Beautiful cards as always Brenda - the scenes you've created are stunning. I really must get my brayer out and give it another go!
    Hope all is well with you and yours - hugs, Sylvia xx

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  17. I love these scenes, and each one is different x Leigh x

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  18. Tee hee!!! That would be me you are talking about then Brenda .. .. need to dust if off AGAIN!!!

    Love Jules xx

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  19. Love your brayering Brenda - if only I could match it! These cards are gorgeous.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  20. Stunning cards Brenda. I love your little scenes. I certainly never tire of them, they're all so different and gorgeous. I think a brayer is the one thing I haven't got lying neglected in a drawer. But I have thought of buying one before now lol!

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  21. wow these are all so beautiful i just love your work xxx

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  22. More beautiful scenes, I so adore these cards! You do great things with a brayer and ink, its so cool!

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  23. Aww these are gorgeous works of art. I love the little church one, it's so tranquil looking! I haven't ventured into the world of 'braying' yet. But these look really good and it makes me want to have a go!!

    Hugs Sue xx

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  24. Love 'em. Love to brayer and love my Art Impressions and Stampscapes stamps.
    R/

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  25. Loveley scenes and beautiful stamps.

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  26. The scenes are beautiful Brenda, love the way you make them in apertures.

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  27. A beautiful selection of cards Brenda, beautiful scenes
    Clairex

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  28. These really are beautiful, Brenda. Santa brought me a speedball brayer for Christmas and it's still in it's box. I really must have a go!!
    Hugs Lisax

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  29. I love these rural scenes - I rarely watch C&C but was glued to it yesterday thanks to your advice about the timing. Only when I saw the individual stamps did I realize that you were creating the scenes & that the scene wasn't one complete stamp. Your links to cardstock are very helpful here as is you Stampscapes link in the sidebar.
    As to your samples above I love the cobbled stones in the first & the effectiveness of your apertures. I love the way the leaves hang down with the lighthouse as if you are looking through a window - the "ironmongery" corners are a lovely touch. I seem to be writing an essay so had better close - you've given me much to think about with your posts over the last few days.
    Much love & thanks
    Paula (PEP)

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  30. These are just beautiful Brenda - Love them all and have never tried brayering. Really love the church scene, it reminds me of holidays in Dorset. Love the way you've captured the sky light in all your cards and the tones of that colour...just perfect. Hugs, Teresa xx

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  31. Beautiful work Brenda, I would love to come and see you create, I have no idea how to make something so beautiful xxx

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  32. Stunning cards Brenda. These are beautiful. I love them very much. Beautul compositions.
    Gr. Marja

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  33. Your cards are outstanding. They are both beautiful pieces of work. Thanks for sharing

    hugs julie

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  34. hmmmm... maybe I should dig my brayer out. Thanks for all the inspiration Brenda...you work is so lovely.

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  35. Loving all the brayering you have got into really lovely soft work

    Love Dawn xx

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  36. So beautiful! Breathtaking actually! I really must learn to use a brayer, if my end result could be half as nice as yours I'd be pleased.

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