Here you will find answers to the questions most frequently asked.
How do you not get the hard lines from the brayer edge?
I start my brayering at the very top of the card-stock, meaning the roller is off of the card stock and on my scrap paper and with each roll of the brayer (back and forth motion) I move a bit more down the card-stock so I am rolling over my lines. I ink the roller about 4 times for each color. I also, brayer, brayer and brayer some more to work the ink into the card-stock in between inkings.
What kind of brayer do you use?
I use a 3″Speedball Brayer. The Speedball brayer comes with a creamed colored soft rubber roller. My roller is now black from ink stains.
Do you have two brayers, one for light colors and one for dark colors?
No, I just have one brayer.
How do you clean your brayer?
I clean my brayer with a Stampin’ Scrub pad. I spray one side of the pad with Stampin’ Mist cleaner and roll my brayer on it and then roll it on the dry side of the pad. I then roll it on a piece of scrap paper to make sure it is cleaned throughly.
Do you clean your brayer in between colors?
I will clean my brayer if I go from one color family to another, but for example I go from light blue to dark blue I don’t.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Inspiration comes to me from various things, but mostly from art and photography I have seen. I love looking at art! I keep a computer file of thumb nail sized pictures of art that inspires me. I’ll then use a layout or use the color combo that most attracted me to the art work to begin with.
How long does it take you to create a card?
I can create a brayered card in about 10 minutes.
I spend 3.5 hours creating, photographing and posting a card and tutorial to my blog.