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Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Cardmaking 301, Stars and Stamps, Tutorial | 13 comments

Tutorial:  Brayering Off

Tutorial: Brayering Off

Welcome to another Tuesday Tutorial – I think that you guys will really enjoy this one by Seongsook Duncan (also the maker of that One Millionth Card!) She has a brand new blog over here called Create with Seongsook! Be sure to stop by and leave her some love for sharing this tutorial with us today. Here is her card – recognize Sketch 122? The technique that she is teaching is about using a brayer to make some really fantastic background papers. She calls it the “Brayering Off” technique and it looks like a lot of fun. The ink picked up by the brayer tool leaves a really pretty, almost ghostly patterned image on other pieces of paper! What a neat way to make some beautiful patterned paper that matches your embossing folders perfectly!  I can’t wait to dust off my brayer and give this a go. Let’s get started!

Seongsook writes…

Those OWHers who wanted to learn this technique, here you go. If you didn’t see my card that I made by using this technique, HERE is the link to my previous post.
Oh my….. it took me so long time to complete this tutorial. I hope everyone of you would enjoy and try this technique. It’s not complicated at all but needed some practice.

Brayering Off Technique (I just named it since I haven’t found the same technique.)
and a card that I made to enter OWH S&S Sketch Challenge #122
Supplies Needed
Step 1
(Please note that there is no Step 7)
Step 8
Step 9
Step 10
Step 11
Even more…
Here is another fun card that Seongsook made using this technique, and different inks / embossing folders!
Use of a different embossing folder and color…

Did you try this technique? Share your brayered cards with us here.


  1. Thanks so much for another great tut!! I can’t wait to try this–looks like a lot of fun!!

  2. Clever! I’m going to have to try this. Great tutorial.

  3. Thanks for the great tutorial. I have already made 12 cards with this technique. Thank you for sharing.

  4. I have to try this one-especially now that I finally got a brayer!!!

  5. Ohhhh! I like this! I’ll give it a try this afternoon! I wish I had the stars embossing folder!

  6. I am trying this and have discovered, my surface isn’t flat… and I didn’t know that until now. Any suggestions?

    • How about trying to roll it on a magazine, or using a mousepad under your work? A good work surface like a self-healing mat is an excellent investment. My work table is an old dining table with several years worth of abuse to the surface. I used to buy poster boards or old desk callendars to cover it and make a nice smooth flat stamping area. 🙂

  7. Thank you so much! This is an easy, yet unique way to create a different look. I love it!!

  8. Thank you for sharing tbis technique with us, and for the time and effort making the tutorial.

  9. Very nice! I’ve done this technique by mistake before – but I do love how it looks.

  10. Thank you, Nancy, for your well-written introduction. Hope you will try, too!

  11. could you please post the instructions within the text? I can’t read the white type on the color backdrop of the cs! Thanks.

  12. Hi thats great but i can not get a brayer anywhere


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