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.
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.
To prime pad, spray a little water on it. I find this helps the ink to spread and blend.
Drip re-inker in lines on the Custom Blend Pad. Let absorb.
Run your brayer over the ink pad in the same direction as your re-inker lines.
Apply the ink. I applied it to Stampin’ Up! glossy cardstock and kept it arty by not covering the whole card.
You can also use the brayer to apply the ink to a stamp, remembering to apply only in one direction.
Then stamp the stamp to create this beautiful multi-coloured image
Run the brayer over the lid of the Custom Blend Ink Pad to help you remember the colours on your pad.
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.