Monday, February 10, 2014

Brayer comparison

I'm still working on my white embossing.  When I used the hard rubber brayer (red one), I got a halo around my image.  When I used the soft foam brayer (black one), the ink transferred right up to the image.
It took repeated brayering to get a nice image.  When I was satisfied with the results, I wiped the excess ink from the white embossed image with a tissue.
When the ink had dried completely, I used an acrylic template and craft knife to cut a circle of the finished product.  I didn't have a die that was large enough for this image.
These circles were quite large, so I chose to just adhere them to a white card base, with a simple sentiment.  The top 2 are on glossy paper and the lower 2 are on matte paper.  You can control the intensity of the color by the number of times you brayer on the ink.


  1. Beautiful! TFS your technique and results.

  2. These are gorgeous! I need to find a brayer. :)

  3. Wow! These are gorgeous! I need to dig out my brayer. :)

  4. You really kept at this and the end result is magnificent Velda!

  5. Pretty. Like your white embossing & brayer technique.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  6. These are very lovely. You inspire me to get my brayer out again. And I need to try the white embossed technique too. Thanks for the push.