I love colouring but I find I’m often reaching for the same colouring tools, most recently Stampin’ Blends. So with a very busy day ahead of me I decided to grab my Sponge Brayers for a quick bookmark project. Once I’d selected a sentiment and image from the Silhouette Scenes Stamp Set I was all set.
INK AND BRAYERS
I began my project with a 2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Thick Very Vanilla Card. Once I’d shaped the top with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch I was ready to start work with my Sponge Brayers.
I took one of the brayers and quickly rolled it over a So Saffron ink pad a few times without pressing too hard. Then I quickly but gently rolled the brayer over the bottom of the bookmark a few times. Each time I rolled I made sure to move it up slightly until I’d covered about 2″, with the ink darker towards the bottom.
Then I changed to a Calypso Coral ink pad and repeated process, this time starting above the So Saffron layer. As I worked I moved the brayer down to overlap the top part of the So Saffron ink to blend the colours together. As before my ink was lighter towards the top of the section so I could blend it with the next colour.
For the third part of my sunset I chose Highland Heather ink starting above the Calypso Coral before overlapping the two colours. Finally I swapped to Misty Moonlight link starting right at the top of the bookmark and blending down. In no time at all my sunset sky was complete.
It was now time for some stamping using the Silhouette Scenes Stamp Set. First I stamped the girl on a swing using Misty Moonlight ink. Then above that I stamped “keep dreaming”.
To finish I threaded a loop of Seaside Spray 1/4″ Metallic Ribbon through the hole at the top. Then I passed the cut ends of the ribbon through the loop and pulled them tightly to secure them in place. Job done.
I’m really pleased with how this project turned out. These Sponge Brayers are really easy to use. To clean them I simply remove the sponge rollers and wash them with warm water and a little liquid hand soap. Then I put the rollers back on the handles and leave them to dry.
It occurred to me this morning that you might like a video with my tips for using the Sponge Brayers. So I’ll be working on that over the next few days and will post it to my YouTube Channel. In the meantime here’s a video I made last year showing how I create a sunset scene with pieces of Stampin’ Sponge.