Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Brayered Backgrounds

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday I had a go at creating a brayered background using Paperartsy Fresco Finish paints as demonstarted in this video by Leandra HERE.

So I started making my background just the way Leandra had shown in the video:

These are the colours I used:

I cut this background in half and used it to create a card for my friend's 50th birthday using stamps from the JOFY collection and some stamping in the background using snowflake on a Sara Naumann stamp:


With the other half of the background I did a bit of experimenting with translucent colours. I added some Zesty Zing, Limelight, Beach Hut and Cherry Red. Then I did a little bit of stencilling with Snowflake, Cherry Red and a Lin Brown stencil.Then added the word bloom using grunge paste and coloured it using Beach Hut and Zesty Zing. Then added some circles using a white sharpie and another Lin Brown stencil:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Claire xx










  1. Northern Lights colours and swathes on your 50th card is glorious Claire, so so beautiful. Some fab experimenting on your 2nd half also :-) xxx

  2. Beautiful blend of colours, particularly on the first one and the 50th birthday card is gorgeous, that stamp is perfect for it.

  3. Fab brayering Clarie, hoping to have a go tomorrow if I get time, got some birthday cards to make xxx

  4. They are fabulous Claire, great technique. Love the wiggles around the card too! Xx

  5. Hi Claire, both cards are gorgeous, I love the colours you used.

  6. So, so pretty, Claire! I love the brayered background you've created and the JOFY flower on the first card is beautifully done.
    Alison x