Brayer, CARDS, Emboss Resist, Flourishes, heat embossing
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A Scene: Brayering, Sponging and Masking


Making this was such a therapeutic process!  I really “got into it” if you know what I mean.  I used resist embossing, brayered ink, sponging and masking to create the scene.

I made this for our Twisted Sistah challenge a week and a half ago.  I really enjoy making scenes, but I haven’t done very many.  I need to practice!!

Here are the main steps of how I made this one.

img_7864-bird-scene-tutorial-25 I loaded the bird image stamp first in versamark ink, then in jet black Archival ink, stamped it and clear embossed it.


I colored it in using a blender pen and watercolor wonder crayons.


I repeated the same process with the birdhouse and smaller bird in the top corner.  I first had a look at where the tree limb would hang, to figure out how I would place these, so they would look like they were on the branch and not in midair somewhere.  Once they were colored, I used my versamarker to fill in the  colored areas and clear embossed them too.

Now I don’t have  pictures, but I used my brayer to ink the entire sheet in So Saffron. Then sponged on weathered wood ( a blue color) across the top and around areas of the bottom for the sky and shadows on the ground.

I used a torn bit of paper to lay across the middle of the page and sponged on Always Artichoke as a horizon line.

img_7867-bird-scene-tutorial-25 Oh, one last thing, I used a white Inkssentials pen to create highlights around the bird and the branches too.

I hope to do more of these, as I know the practice with the brayer and sponging will help.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!    Hope you enjoy today’s card!

This entry was posted in: Brayer, CARDS, Emboss Resist, Flourishes, heat embossing


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