Sunday, 29 March 2015

A Brayer-and-Salt background

This week's challenge at Less is More is to combine  any THREE past challenges. I thought this would be a great opportunity to try some of the challenges that took place before I started to play along, so I looked at the very earliest challenges and chose:

Week 11 - Acetate
Week 12 - Off centre
Week 31 - Metallic

I die cut the Tattered Lace dragonfly panel (this is the cover mounted die from the current issue of their magazine) in a green metallic card, then cut a panel slightly larger than the die cut - off centre of course - in a white card and backed it with acetate, and mounted the die cut on the acetate.


I felt it needed something to show through behind the acetate, so I cut a piece of card slightly wider than the acetate panel. I used normal stamping card, not the glossy card I would normally brayer. It needs to be quite heavy card to prevent buckling when wet.  I brayered it with a Kaleidacolor Caribbean Sea inkpad, then spritzed it thoroughly with water, and immediately sprinkled coarse sea salt over the surface. I left it to dry (well, actually I encouraged it a bit with my heat gun) then used a stiff, clean stencilling brush to sweep away the grains of salt. I was left with a panel that reminds me a lot of the ripples on the surface of a pond  - I mounted this on the back panel of the card to sit under the acetate window.





8 comments:

  1. I just LOVE that back panel Jane, what a great effect and the colours are stunning!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Brilliant technique on the panel and the colours are beautiful. Fabulous card.
    Lynne xxx

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  3. WOW, this is stunning! Love the colours. xx

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  4. Beautiful card-that backing panel is stunning :)
    Nessa xxx

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  5. WOW! Elegant, classy sophistication and love that background panel.
    Perfect colours and a gorgeous card Jane
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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  6. What a stunner Jane! Tricky challenges, at least I think so and you got the to work together to perfection
    Thanks so much for combining challenges at LIM!
    Anne
    Less is More

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