Monday, September 21, 2009

Warm Memories Brayered Card

I have had fun practicing the brayering technique that I learned in Michelle Zindorf's class. For this card I used "Warm Memories" from CTMH. The color of inks used are: Twighlight, Outdoor Denim and Grey wool. Many of you have asked me to share how to make a brayered card. The best way will be for me to direct you to Michelle's blog. But, first I will tell you the order of the colors that I used. First of all I loaded up my brayer with Grey wool and brayered it down to almost the middle of the card. As I brayered down the color got lighter, giving that variation in color. Next I brayered on Twighlight and had it stop before I covered the grey completely . Next I brayered on the Outdoor Denim. I only put on about an inch of this color onto the brayer, because it is so dark and if you filled the brayer and went all of the way down it would cover up everything. The bottom of the card was rubbed on with a sponge using Grey Wool. As you brayer on each color, you can continue to load up your brayer and add more color. This gives the best effect. To get the line that defines the horizon, you will attach a "yellow sticky note" right below the sky and covering the snow. The sticky note should be torn across the top to give a jagged line. You don't want it to be straight. Load up your sponge with Grey Wool and rub it on the yellow sticky allowing a small amount to touch the sky. When you are done, you should have a crisp line. And, lastly to get the look of snow on the branches, fill in the white spots with a white gel pen. Hope my directions are some what clearn. Now go to Michelle's blog and she will teach you how to brayer on the ink and check out her tutorials for more inspiration. http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/frequently-asked-questions/

11 comments:

Shaela said...

your card is beautiful - I need to get a brayer and figure this technique out!

Sharli said...

Beautiful,Lori! So is this the one for the family cards??? It's sure a WOWIE!

Miranda said...

Love it! Was just thinking of signing up for one of her classes (when she comes back to Colorado in the Spring). Did you find her class beneficial or do you think I can learn what I need to from her blog?

arlene said...

Your card is stunning. All of your designs have made me want to try a brayer.

Penny D. said...

omgosh this card is amazing!

Laurel said...

Absolutely stunning!

Giffysk8s said...

I think I need a personal tutorial, so get on a plane! LOL

Jenn said...

Gorgeous card Lori!!! :)

sandyh50 said...

I like this Lori, I often do Michelle's tutorials and since I have this stamp set I am going to give it a try!

Alanna said...

This is stunning Lori. Great job with the technique.

Angela said...

Her techniques are so fun to use! Your card is gorgeous! I also saw you over on her blog, in a group shot. Makes me want to go to a workshop!