Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Sponge Brayers & Seasides

Stamp set: Wetlands
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pacific Point & Sahara Sand
Ink: Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Sahara Sand, Memento Black & Craft White
Extras: Linen Thread
Tools: Sponge Brayers

This was the card design I made for a technique class  using the Sponge Brayers. I must admit I wasn't too sure about the Sponge Brayers at first... but once I tried them I didn't mind the results I was getting. Then showed everyone in the class how they worked best for me and they were all very happy with the results they ended up with too. The other comments I heard during the class were; "They're easier to use than the rubber brayer" and "They're more forgiving than the rubber brayer" and " I think I'll have to order some of those"! 
So of course I had included a few more projects in later classes using the Sponge Brayers. This was to not only show the possibilities of the Sponge Brayer, it was also to help everyone get some more practice, because the more you practice the better you get.
I've noticed that when people order a product they also like seeing it used and demonstrated in classes to get more ideas on how to use it at home.

Because I ran two classes I had two demonstration cards plus my practice and sample cards, you can see from the photos below that they all turn out slightly different.



After all the ink colours have sponge brayered onto the white cardstock, you can stamp the images in black.

Either use a White Craft ink pad, or a White Chalk Pen to add some white wash and background waves.

The White Gel Pen is great for adding a bit of white to the backs of the seagulls.

What else but the Wink of Stella to add some sparkling highlights to create a shimmery shiny sea.