can be used to create backgrounds for your stamping projects.
It is like a paint roller, but made of soft rubber. It is
very easy to clean. Just rinse it under running water and
wipe dry with a paper towel. Stubborn pigment stains can
be worked on with alcohol or stamp cleaner.
the brayer over a stamp pad in one direction.
Lift and place it back on your starting point on the pad.
Roll again in the same direction. Repeat until the roller
is fully inked.
Do not roll back and forth on the pad - you will only
be inking 1/4 of the surface.
the brayer is inked, roll it on yur paper or card.
Use scrap paper under
your work, as you will be rolling off the edge.
the brayer back and forth over your project, re-inking
it if necessary
until you are satifsfied with the effect.
THE BRAYER WITH RAINBOW PADS
glossy or matte paper stamp images in black
Allow time for the image to dry or you may use a heat tool
to speed up drying time. It is important that image is dry
before using brayer.
Roll brayer over rainbow pad until it is fully inked.
Roll brayer across the entire piece of cardstock, remember
to press down as you go.
Go over more than once if you have missed a spot, or until
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T A M P I N ' T I P S
All types of paper will receive ink from a brayer, but
paper with a matte or
glossy finish allows more even application with less lines
Different papers will give different effects.
brayer can be used to ink large stamps. Ink the roller
and roll directly
onto the stamp.
a small image onto a clean brayer. Roll the image onto
for a reverse image.
can determine the color of your card. Choose any color(s)
of ink and
apply to white cardstock with the brayer. (Matte or glossy
works best for this.)
help prevent lines of overlapping ink, use a soft pad
of newsprint under your
work. Also, it helps to hold your inked brayer at a 45
degree angle and roll off
a bit of ink from the very edge onto scrap paper before
applying it to the card.
can be decorated with water based markers by drawing lines
to make plaids, squiggles, etc. directly onto the roller.
Roll it out in one or more directions.
ink onto dimensional textures such as bubble wrap with
Press this onto your project after inking it.
beautiful backgrounds with Marvy metallic markers rolled
wet glossy card.
"leather look" backgrounds by rolling a layer of liquid
applique onto a
card and then evenly heating it. This texture can be stamped,
punched or used
as a layer on your cards.
your brayer with the rubber side up, so that it doesn't
develop a flat side
from sitting on a hard surface.
E C H N I Q U E E X A M P L E S
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Stamp in Memories Black Ink, mask butterfly.
Ink brayer - one end with yellow Memories ink and the other
with pink Memories ink.
Roll onto card with butterfly mask
Butterfly colored with Marker
See Related Technique: Rubber
Brayer: Background Techniques