Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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