Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Brayered Plaid

Another technique we used at this week's marker techniques class was to create a multicolored design using markers and a brayer. As you can see, on this card the design was a multi-colored plaid of alternating colors and widths of stripes. We created the plaid by applying the brush tip of each marker directly to the brayer and using a wood turning technique, meaning that the tip stayed in place while we rotated the brayer attachment in the handle with our other hand. To create the wide stripes we placed the side of the brush tip against the brayer and to create a narrow stripe we used the point of the brush tip.

Before we made the plaid, we stamped the image from Big on Spring on a piece of whisper white card stock and colored it in using stampin' write markers in tempting turquoise, gable green and orchid opulence. To keep the image from looking too cluttered, we masked it using the brown backing paper from the die cut stamp. We then huffed on the painted brayer and rolled the stripes in one direction. We then huffed on the brayer again, turned the card stock 90 degrees and wheeled the stripes on again. The brayer is good for no more than 2 passes, but two is all you need for a cool plaid.
Giuli wheeled the gable green card base with the duckies wheel from the Occasions mini catalog and added the congratulations sentiment from the birthday hugs and wishes set. We added orchid opulence and tempting turquoise mats to both the image and the sentiment and attached them to the card front.
I think it turned out kind of cute!


Sandy in NH said...

Great Idea!!! Will give it a try on a rainy day, as my good days are in my garden right now. It really takes a lot of my time, but I enjoy it!

Diane said...

Oh that is so cute,great technique Diane! TFS! I love my SU markers!