Thursday, June 20, 2013

Brayered vellum



Hi everyone.  Second post for today ... that hasn't happened for a while!  Just couldn't resist playing along with SCS Ways To Use It Challenge (WT432 - vellum).

Haven't used vellum for such a long time ... or brayered either, but when I saw a card done by Shana Gaff where she brayered the vellum - wow!!!  Had to give it a try.  Thanks for inspiring Shana!

Used the colours from the Colours & Sketches Challenge #30 - colours: cajun craze, gumball green, primrose petals).  Three very bold and saturated colours - but they worked perfectly for this brayered background - love them together!



Stamps:  Inspired by Nature (SU!); Thoughts of You (Rubber-Art Stamps)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); Vellum Paper (SU!)
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, Basic Black (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Speedball Rubber Brayer, Stamp-a-ma-jig, heat tool, acetate sheet, sticky strips, and dimensionals

I brayered the vellum with the three colours ... green ink on the bottom, primrose petals ink from the top all the way down to just above the green (leaving a small white space) and then cajun craze ink on top of the pink at the top only.  I used my stamp-a-ma-jig for placement of the grasses and stamped in black ink.  I used my heat tool to dry the vellum (being careful not to over-heat).  I found that the ink still smudged when I handled it, so decided to place an acetate sheet over the front to protect the ink.

I framed the brayered vellum and acetate sheet between two layers of white cardstock, both with the rectangle die-cut from the center.  Then I popped the card front on top of my card base.  Love how it turned out!




Here's a close-up of the brayering:






22 comments:

  1. This is just so lovely. I have never tried brayering on velum, and this is a technique I will definitely try. Check out this youtube link for another vellum look. Tried it with the alcohol inks on cheap Hobby Lobby vellum, and it was quite pretty. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjzr8G4u0Fg&feature=c4-overview&list=UUoW8fLWf0qKjYejwtlbL6wQ

    If this link doesn't work, do Youtube, Scrap Made Simple, and video #73...I think you'll enjoy what she does..the vellum is towards the end.

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  2. Two great cards, you were busy! Loved them both and Congratulations to Mary! I know she will have some fun. I love my flowers and I don't want to use them, they are too pretty!

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  3. OH Loll, I have got to try this, looks so soft and pretty, your card is so pretty, and kudos to you, two in one day, I did get one done will post it tomorrow, already gave it away to one of the teachers at our local store, they had a mini party tonight, she was the teacher of a class once a month for a class that I went to for the last year or two, she would teach a new technique or product each month, and then you got home work to do. Anyway, the class's have now ended and she had a party, so I made her a card and forgot to take a picture of it, so I will re make the card first thing in the am, still have some extra pieces from the other one I made, tried to keep it simple.
    Anyway, when I get done doing that , will have to try this, I love the look.
    Thanks for sharing, and the passed on inspiration!!
    hugs
    Donna

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  4. Very, very pretty Loll. That brayering technique IS wonderful! Love how you incorporated our colours this week! Thanks so much for playing along at CC&S xx

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  5. This is so beautiful! I love the colours and you have inspired me to try this technique!

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  6. This is a gorgeous card. I am always envious of people who do great brayering (I'm not so good at it) and it looks amazing on vellum, you've inspired me to have a go!

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  7. This looks amazing Loll, the look is so soft and the colours are gorgeous. I have a brayer and have never used it! Must give this a try, thanks for the inspiration. Cathy x

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  8. I'm glad you framed that stunning scene, Lolly. Now you need to put it in another frame to protect it and display it. A masterpiece!! xxoo Dolly

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  9. Stunning Loll.....tfs your detailed instructions. I definitely want to try.

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  10. This is absolutely gorgeous Loll. It's stunning in it's simplicity. I have done quite a lot of brayering but never thought to try it on vellum. Inspired to have a go..........so thanks to Shana for inspiring you!

    Karen x

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  11. Loll, Glad you enjoyed the video. I posted the sample pictures I did, and as soon as I have a chance, I want to try it again, with a larger stamp. I want to try the technique you did on this beautiful card too. This is definitely 'my style'. (As soon as I become more adept at it!!!) TFS & Hugs

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  12. I have never brayered anything. The brayer is one of those NBUS thingies. Thanks for explaining how you did this. I might just give it a try! It made another beautiful card! Very serene and peaceful.

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  13. Must try this!! Absolutely gorgeous. Very peaceful - could just sit and stare at it for quite some time. A true work of art dear Loll.

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  14. Stunning! Something I've never tried. Hugs Bev x

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  15. Stunning, Loll! love this. So elegant.

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  16. Wow - your card is stunning! I have never tried this technique but the results look amazing:) hugs xx

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  17. Love, love, love this take on the colors - absolutely beautiful! Thank you for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

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  18. This turned out fabulously! I love the look of the brayered vellum. I'm so glad you shared your card with us in this week's challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches!

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  19. Sooo beautiful, Loll, the effect of the colours on the vellum is so serene! I don't have a brayer and have been just about resisting getting one ... now though my resistance is weakening and it may just have to go up there on the wishlist! Thanks for the inspiration! Anita :)

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  20. Loll, have not seen you post in a bit, miss you, hope all is well, take care and again, hope you are ok and doing something enjoyable.
    Hugs
    Donna

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  21. Fantastic- I am in awe of anyone who can use a brayer, and on vellum? Well... This is a perfect use of our colours -thank you so much for playing along with us at CC&S

    Louise xx

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  22. This is stunning - fabulous brayering. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week - Jacqueline xx

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