My friend Steph and I have regular ‘play dates’ where we get together to try out different products and techniques that we can use in making cards. At the end of the session we split the backgrounds between us (we often make 2 of each) and challenge each other to use them to make finished cards. It never ceases to amaze me how different two cards can be even when they start with the same material. Steph has kindly let me show some of her cards in my blog. So I will show you some of the techniques we have tried and the different cards we have made from them.
Today’s technique is Brayered Batik (http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/brayered_batik). Inks from Rainbow dye inkpads are brayered on watercolour paper and then sprayed with a water mister until the colours run together. Then the background is ready for you to stamp an image on and assemble into a finished card. We also tried a technique called ‘bouncing brayer’ where you touch the brayer down at different points to create a starburst effect.
Here are the cards that Steph and I made from our backgrounds:
All my finished cards: