A journaling box introducing our readers to our weekly blog featured - #rememberingChristy - a weekly tribute to our beloved friend Christy Riopel who passed away suddenly leaving our hearts empty forever.Today we are looking back to the Summer 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine where Christy Riopel featured the brayer in her regular Tool Junkie column. Using the brayer as her base tool,  she created three very different projects including this gorgeous, yet extremely simple layout of her daughter Brittany.  Christy created the soft ombre effect you can see on the stamped image aswell as on the photo mat behind the gorgeous photo of Brittany using a brayer, Ranger distress inks and a custom blend distress ink pad.

The Project

Scrapbook layout of a headshot of a young girl with a basic white background designed by Christy Riopel featuring an ombre effect using distress inks.
Brittany – Designed by Christy Riopel

The Supplies
Stampin’ Up! cardstock and glossy cardstock, Ranger distress ink and custom blend distress ink pad, Impression Obsession stamp, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Sakura Pigma Micron pen.

The Step By Steps – In Christy’s Words
I used a blank Custom Blend Distress ink pad as my base. Choose three or so colours of Ranger Distress Ink re-inkers. It works best to choose colours that are beside each other on the colour wheel to prevent your finished pad from looking muddy.

Step by step photo using Ranger distress ink to create an ombre effect.
Step One

To prime pad, spray a little water on it. I find this helps the ink to spread and blend.

Step by step photo using Ranger distress ink to create an ombre effect.
Step Two

Drip re-inker in lines on the Custom Blend Pad. Let absorb.

Step by step photo using Ranger distress ink to create an ombre effect.
Step Three

Run your brayer over the ink pad in the same direction as your re-inker lines.

Step by step photo using Ranger distress ink to create an ombre effect.
Step Four

Apply the ink. I applied it to Stampin’ Up! glossy cardstock and kept it arty by not covering the whole card.

Step by step photo using Ranger distress ink to create an ombre effect.
Step Five

You can also use the brayer to apply the ink to a stamp, remembering to apply only in one direction.

Step by step photo using Ranger distress ink to create an ombre effect.
Step Six

Then stamp the stamp to create this beautiful multi-coloured image

Step by step photo using Ranger distress ink to create an ombre effect.
Step Seven

Run the brayer over the lid of the Custom Blend Ink Pad to help you remember the colours on your pad.

Step by step photo using Ranger distress ink to create an ombre effect.
Step Eight

I know that Christy has inspired you to pull out your distress inks, dust off your brayers and start creating ombre!!!! She makes it look so easy! I look forward to seeing your creations.

Have a wonderful Saturday everyone!

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