This month the Totally Techniques Design Team was challenged to use the Bouncing Brayer Technique. I must confess that I have never tried this technique before and, honestly, had no idea what it was or how to do it. That's what makes a challenge fun – it me pushes to learn new stamping techniques. This technique was so easy and lots of fun!
I chose three colours for the first card – So Saffron, Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry. Here's how you do the technique:
- Ink up your brayer with the lightest colour (So Saffron) – remember to roll "through" your pad so you get complete ink coverage
- "Bounce" your brayer across the paper – basically I just touched the brayer to the paper and then kept moving it around the paper – since I wanted a sunburst look I found the center of the paper and used that as my focus point
- Clean and ink with Daffodil Delight and add it beside the first set of "lines" and repeat with Crushed Curry
- Ink up your brayer again with the So Saffron and fill in any white space
Then I cut out the shape of the sun with the Sunburst Thinlits Die. The words are from the Sunburst Sayings Stamp Set (bundle up the stamps and die and save 15%). I backed the sunburst with Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper and added some Rhinestones for some sparkle!
I thought I would also try it with different colours and used Pool Party, Soft Sky and Crumb Cake on my next cards. I did roll off some colour before applying it to the cardstock as I found the colours were too bold for the effect I was trying to achieve.
I love the Wetlands Stamp Set and thought the sandpipers would be perfect for this beach scene. I just added "bands" of colour with my brayer and the inks.
Hopefully you can see them better in this close up picture.
I hope you'll try and make one of these cards yourself – such an easy way to create an interesting background!
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