Thursday, June 7, 2012
Creating a Mood
I have always loved the unique look of silhouettes, especially against a brayered background. I have long been an admirer of Lavinia Stamps, and as many times as I tried, I could not achieve that beautiful soft graduated look of colors. I was extremely fortunate last summer when an opportunity to take a "Brayering 101" class, and at last I learned the proper way to use a brayer. I think what I like best is how after you have brayered a background, choosing a silhouette stamp can create a mood. I have always loved haunting faerie and celestial themes, and have quite a few faerie stamps. On my wish list are stamps from Lavinia Stamps I hope to one day add to my collection. I highly recommend you check this site out, as the photo gallery is wondrous to look at. I have attached a few of the cards I have made with a brayered background. The inks used for the backgrounds are Adirondacks by Ranger, and the black for the silhouettes is Versafine Onyx Black by Tsukineko.