a fun and easy background try this technique.
Need: 5 1/2" x 4 1/2" card stock, a brayer,
Petal Point ink pad.
1: Cover the brayer with all colors of ink.
Simply roll the brayer back and forth across
the top of the petal point pad. If you don't
want one of the colors, simply take it out
before starting. It won't matter that you
have a blank spot. Take care not to roll
the brayer far enough that you contaminate
your ink but be sure to cover as much of
the brayer as you can.
2: Anywhere on your card stock roll the
brayer for about 1 inch. Turn the brayer
in another direction and roll 1 inch again.
Repeat until the card stock is covered.
If you missed a corner or left any blank
spaces in the middle, simply use one of
the petals to apply color direct to paper.
more times you run over an area the more
smudged together the colors get. This can
be a desirable effect depending on the color
you use a larger piece of card stock you
are likely to run out of ink before you
completely cover the card stock. If you
do run out of ink, be sure to completely
clean the brayer before re-inking
will work with other pigment ink combination
pads but the petals seem to produce a nice
non-symmetric combination compared to other
first background was created with the ColorBox
Petal Point Orient Colors.
background was made with the Brocade Petal
Point and stamped over using a slightly
darker dye ink.
card shows what happens when the card is
brayered multiple times and it smudges.
This was created using the Verona Petal