Monday, 31 October 2011
There are some terrific tutorials on Youtube showing how to do this technique, but in the mean time here's how: take A5 card and cut it in half, now using the light blue ink and the brayer, put down a couple of coats of the blue, then using the dark blue working from the top gradually add more colour, so that it is darker at the edges, leaving a light patch in the middle, turn card upside down and repeat. Take your chosen stamp and using a black archival ink pad stamp your image, using a piece of acetate, stamp the image again using stayzon, onto the acetate, then match it up with the original image (upside down) and use the brayer to transfer the image to the card. It needed be a solid image or perfect, remember it is a reflection. Always use good quality card when brayering, the smoother it is the better the result. It does take practice, but you will soon get the hang of it, learn how much pressure to apply, how to ink the brayer, just take your time and don't expect miracles, practice on some scrap paper till you feel you've got the hang of it.
Tomorrow I need to concentrate on my course, need to get an essay written! Also getting a much needed hair cut, I've only managed to last this long with the mop cos of some VO5 gel, got it at the supermarket and tried it, it really does hold the style in place.
I also need to get started on the wedding invites, get the printing done, then start the candle decorating. And of course will have to think about Christmas cards! Methinks it may well be a kanban kit, don't really want to be messing about too much.
I hope you are enjoying a peaceful Halloween.