- Rubber Brayer - This Speedball brayer made by CTMH is especially handy because you can remove the rubber brayer from the handle making clean up easy and other fun techniques possible.
- Light colored Cardstock
- Ink Pads - choose any color! Depending on the look you want, you can use complementary colors, or colors in the same shades.
- Printer paper & Dotto Dots respositionable adhesive - for Faux tearing
- Rubber bands - for Rubber Band Backgrounds (mix the shapes and sizes, too!)
Step 1 - Take a piece of thin piece of paper like printer paper and make a tear down the middle (horizontally or vertically will depend on your project size).
Step 2 - Adhere a few small bits of Dotto Dots onto the back of the printer paper to help keep the paper from moving on you. Then place down as desired onto your cardstock project.
Step 3 - Ink your rubber brayer completely! This will mean you need to lift up and smoothly roll the brayer several times over the ink pad in a forward motion. If you just roll it back and forth on the ink pad, your brayer may not completely capture ink all the way around the barrell giving you more distinct lines on your project.
Rubber Band Backgrounds Technique:
Step 1: Remove brayer from handle and attach rubber bands - in different sizes and numbers as desired. Then re-attach the brayer to the handle.
Step 2: Ink your brayer like step 3 above.
Step 3: Roll your brayer over your project! This technique must be done on smaller sized cardstock areas so you capture one rotation of the brayer, but you can have fun with mixing complementary colors and creating stripes, checkers, and even a crazy backgrounds brayering in all directions!
OPTION - Cover your brayer in Saran Wrap for another fun background look!