Papercraft Essentials

Learn how to brayer!

14th April 2014

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Learn how to brayer!

Papercraft Essentials 106 features a fantastic Beginner’s Guide to brayering, and here are two bonus projects for you to enjoy!

 

 

With love

You’ll need

white 8×4” card blank

black cardstock

scrap paper

Hunkydory Colour Me Smooth white cardstock

Speedball brayer

Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed & Wild Honey Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink

ink blending mat

Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad

VersaMark inkpad

Inkylicious Make A Wish stamp set

sentiment stamp

white Stampendous! detail embossing powder

Anna Marie Designs Blooming Butterfly sentiment stamp

2” circle punch

oval punch

Quickie glue pen

black glitter

3D foam pads

Post-it notes

heat tool

Step by step

1 Cut a 9.5×19.5cm piece of smooth white cardstock. Stamp a dandelion head and seeds in the corners and edges with VersaMark and emboss with white powder.

2 Brayer the edges only using Squeezed Lemonade and a small amount of Mustard Seed Distress Ink.

3 Punch a 2” circle from a large Post-it note. Use the piece with a circle punched out as a mask to brayer through. Position in the top left and the cover rest of the panel with scrap paper. Brayer with Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Wild Honey Distress Ink.

4 Stamp dandelions using VersaFine ink and remove the mask. Repeat at the centre and bottom of the panel. Stamp dandelion seeds with VersaFine ink so they overlap the circles. Matt onto black cardstock and attach to the card front.

5 Punch an oval from white cardstock and lightly brayer the edges with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink. Stamp a sentiment using VersaFine ink and secure to the card front using 3D foam pads. Add glitter highlights to the seeds to finish.

 

 


 

 

Make a wish

You’ll need

white 6×8” card blank

black cardstock

Hunkydory Colour Me Smooth white cardstock

Speedball brayer

Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed & Wild Honey Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink

ink blending mat

Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad

Inkylicious Make A Wish stamp set

Memory Box Isabella Butterfly & Pippi Butterfly dies

2” circle punch

3D foam pads

Post-it notes

manual die-cutting machine

Step by step

1 Cut a 12.5cm-square piece of smooth white cardstock and mask the edges using Post-it notes. Punch a 2” circle from the sticky end of a Post-it and place at the corner of the panel.

2 Brayer with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink, working diagonally to give a darker shade around the circle. Repeat with Mustard Seed and Wild Honey. Remove the circle mask and brayer lightly over the circle.

3 Stamp dandelions and seeds with VersaFine ink. Remove the masks, matt onto black cardstock and attach to the card front using 3D foam pads.

4 Cut a 3.5×7.5cm piece of smooth white cardstock, mask the edges and brayer as before. Remove the masks and stamp a sentiment and seeds. Matt onto black cardstock and adhere to the card front using 3D foam pads.

5 Die-cut three butterflies, two from white cardstock and one from a scrap of brayered card, and cut lace wings from black card. Shape the wings and fix to the card front using 3D foam pads.

6 Add glitter highlights to the dandelions and butterflies to finish.

For more information and a step-by-step guide to the technique, grab your copy here today!

 

 

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