Sunday, 22 June 2014


Morning crafters !

Ladies specifically requested a 'reflection' technique card, at my recent Brayer class.  Stampin' Up! Lovely As A Tree #128655 (W), #127793 (C) is the perfect stamp set for this technique. 

Having seen another crafter using a pop of colour in this way, I used our Real Red card here to break up the Pacific Point on this project. 

Ink up image of your choice neatly and stamp where you require on the card. You can choose to stamp a bit lower if you prefer more sky but remember the depth will be required again for the reflection, so it will depend on stamp being used.  

For the reflection here, I stamped onto a piece of acetate.  A flat piece recycled from packaging will work fine. My reflection I thought was a bit too dark as the ink pad was very juicy, so got my class to stamp off onto a scrap of paper first before stamping onto acetate. As the acetate is very shining, you need to have a steady hand to make sure you don't slip.

Turn the acetate over so ink side is down and line up the image exactly opposite your stamped image. Leave a small gap for the horizon and place down, holding firmly in place, taking care not to move. Take your clean Brayer #102395 and roll over surface. This will transfer your image onto card.  Allow to dry completely before continuing with Brayer as the dark ink could pick up onto te roller and transfer parts of the image where you don't want !!!  Remember to clean your acetate and save to re-use.  

Punch a small circle from sticky end of Post-It Note. I used 3/4" Circle punch #119873 but it will depend on the size of your card. To make sure you get a cleanly punched edge and Post-It doesn't get screwed up in your punch, stick two together or fold a larger one in half. Separate and position these in the sky and water opposite each other. 

Continue with basic Brayering technique at each end of the card for sky and water. 

Finish off by drawing little 'waves' with White Gel Pen #105021 as in photo. 

If you are local to me and would like to attend a class at my house, learning in small groups of maximum five crafters, I would be happy to repeat another Brayering class for you to learn at your own pace. Please contact me and I will be happy to arrange. 

Happy craftin'

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