Hand Stamped By Heather Wright-Porto: Totally Techniques: Bouncing Brayer

Friday, February 26, 2016

Totally Techniques: Bouncing Brayer

Good morning stampers!

This month's technique is called Bouncing Brayer Technique! It's a really fun and you can do a lot of different things with it as you'll see from the Totally Techniques Design Team! This was my first time trying this technique...what do you think?

At first, it may not look like the Bouncing Brayer, but check out my instructions / mini tutorial below and you'll see how it can be used; and for me it's camouflaged in the Timeless Elegance Designer Paper and then somewhat covered with the Whisper White frame.

Stampin' Up! Products Used

Stamp Set
  • Butterfly Basics
  • Whisper White
  • Basic Black
  • Timeless Elegance Designer Paper
  • Crushed Curry
  • Calypso Coral
  • Watermelon Wonder
  • Basic Black 
  • Very Vanilla
  • Brayer tool
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Basic Rhinestone Jewels
  • Labels Framelits Collection / Big Shot
  • Watermelon Wonder 1" Dotted Lace Ribbon
  1. Start with a scrap piece of Very Vanilla card stock and use the Bouncing Brayer in Crushed Curry, then add Calypso Coral and then add Watermelon Wonder (as in the pictures below).
  2. Then rinse the Brayer and then go back and add more Crushed Curry to desired brightness.
  3. This is practice! And you'll then stamp butterflies on them in Basic Black in (so the paper and practice isn't wasted!).  Cut out the butterflies and you'll adhere them last.
  4. Then do the same Bouncing Brayer technique and coloring on a piece of  Timeless Elegance Designer Paper.
  5. Cut a piece 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Whisper White and use a medium Label framelit to make the frame (that was used frame the roses in the Timeless Elegance Designer Paper in the images above).
  6. Then use the Mosaic Texture Impressions Folder to add embossing to the Whisper White card stock. Then adhere the Whisper White embossed paper onto the Timeless Elegance paper using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  7. Run a piece of Watermelon Wonder lace ribbon through the panel and tie in a knot.
  8. Then adhere the focal point to the card base (which is in Basic Black).
  9. Stamp, mat and adhere the greeting.
  10. Adhere the butterflies where desired (using Stampin' Dimensionals).
  11. Add some bling!  I have one Rhinestone on the large butterfly.

Bouncing Brayer Technique

Hoping these pictures help.  It's really a lot of fun :D

Start with some paper and then your lightest color. In my example, I used Crushed Curry.  And roll and lift, roll and lift, roll lift (bouncing).

Then ink the Brayer with the next color, such as Calypso Coral in this example.  Roll and lift, Roll and lift. Bounce as desired.

Then add another ink, Watermelon Wonder. I actually did roll on scrap paper a few times so the Watermelon Wonder wouldn't be too dark.

Then I actually washed the Brayer and added more Crushed Curry to brighten and finish.

Then I stamped some butterflies from Butterfly Basics stamp set and cut them out (to later adhere to the card focal panel (with Stampin' Dimensionals).

NOTE: Because I chose the darker, rose pattern in the Timeless Elegance Designer Paper, you don't see the center area where the end of the Brayer meets, like a star burst.  I also did a little lighter.  But you can see how you can make the color really pop if you want to! 

Totally Techniques Design Team

Let's go check out more masterpieces!  Whooo-hooo!!! Enjoy!

Sandi MacIver

Patrice Halliday-Larsen

Amy Koenders

Lee Conrey

Shelagh Freemantle

Erna Logtenberg

Heather Wright-Porto --- you are here - thanks for visiting me!

Shannean Moncrieff

Nadine Weiner

Alison Solven

The next blog on this totally awesome, Totally Techniques blog hop is Shannean Moncrieff!

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stampwithamyk said...

What a pretty layout. Love the butterflies around the frame. Pretty designer paper too! :)

Sandi MacIver said...

wow what a cool idea to do it on Designer Paper, I LOVE that and your card turned out beautifully!...

Alison said...

So brilliant to stamp on the designer paper - I would have never thought of it! Loved how it turned out. Thanks for sharing such a unique way to use this technique!

Patrice said...

Gorgeous card Heather :-) love how you used the technique on DSP and for creating the butterflies, double whammy.

Shelagh Freemantle said...

So are so smart....what a great way to showcase this technique. Very pretty Heather.

Unknown said...

Love how you used the DSP and your practise paper. A pretty card

Unknown said...

what a great idea to use this technique, love your card! Xx Erna

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Brillant idea Heather....stamping and cutting out the image is the bomb! Thanks for sharing.

stampingshanni said...

I love your take on this technique Heather and using it with the DSP is inspiring! Genius!