By Kate Pullen
On this and the following pages we look at some of the simple ways to use a brayer in rubber stamping projects. This is just the starting point, once you have sampled these techniques you will find that there are many ways that you can adapt and vary the techniques to produce stunning results.
One of the most basic yet effective ways of using a brayer is to add ink directly to paper. This is a great way to produce interesting background papers. While the technique is very simple, different results can be achieved by varying the technique to add more or less ink. Grungy effects, for instance, can easily be achieved by rolling the brayer over the page randomly until all the ink has been discharged, repeating as required.
This technique is particularly useful when you are looking to create a background paper that is a specific color or shade.