Wednesday 7 August 2013

Silhouettes - Midweek Motivation

Morning all - are you enjoying my challenge for you this week? I love silhouette cards as they are the perfect excuse for getting out my brayer. The card I have for you today uses just that technique - take a look

My white card has been brayered with a pale yellow ink first and then a post it note sun was added. Varying shades of red and orange inks were then brayerd to give a graduating effect and the post it note mask was removed before the black foliage was stamped - a little black ink was sponged around the edges and the bottom to finish it off.
This effect can also be achieved through sponging or using a large soft brush and there are lots of tutorials to be found on Youtube and Google. You may want to start with Michelle Zindorf as I used her tutorials as inspiration for both my cards this week.
I hope this has inspired you to take part this week - details of the challenge can be found by clicking the 'challenges' button in the side bar.


  1. A great piece of brayer work and the colours work really well. As you say a great technique with many variations.

  2. Stunning card!! That brayered background looks fantastic and the flower silhouette really pops. Love the way you have finished the card too, great make!!

  3. What a stunner. You did a fabulous job brayering the background. Love the dramatic colors.


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