Woodware Challenge – What Do You Do With Your Brayer?

Well I know that I organise all of the themes for the Woodware Blog, but well I do have a Speedball Brayer, in fact I think that I have 3, only they are so well tucked away somewhere that I can’t find them, but on the bright side I have a Rollagraph with a a blank Jumbo Wheel. So I was saved!

Here is what I have made.

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A book cover, I love note books and they are even better when they have a handmade cover!

The book is an 8 x 8 Journal I have used Craft Canvas to make the cover

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I have cut the Craft Canvas so that it raps around the journal and then put in pin to mark the folds. Press the folds with a bone folder to mark them.

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I wrapped different sizes of rubber bands around the roller.

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and rolled lines all over the canvas.

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I used Crafters ink pads, in three colours Limon, Jungle, and Bark.

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I then used the Dreamweaver Gears stencil and stenciled with the bark pad.

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Then I got out my sewing machine and attached some fine wadding along one edge with a zig-zag stitch. Then the fun begins… I have stitched all over the Craft Canvas with a free machine stitch, this is just like doodling.

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I have stamped in the bottom front corner two of the sayings from the Stampendous Know Your Heart Perfectly Clear set. I have only added the stitching on the outside of the cover and not on the folded over part to add some contrast.

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For the front panel I have only used the green inks and then I spread a very thin coat of Translucent Embossing Paste i left this to dry and then with the Gears stencil I emboss pasted with the Dreamweaver Crackle Paste.

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I stitched the panel on to the front of the cover.

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I have used a wide zig-zag with a short stitch length the Craft Canvas does not fray so I didn’t really need to have close stitches.

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This is the front before it has been stitched up.

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the front

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the back.

On the way I made some other bits

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Here I used the Dreamweaver Zen Flower with Translucent Paste

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A close up

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I then very lightly inked it with Bark Crafters

This was very dumb

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without thinking about it the first stencil that I chose was this one, looks great, but you sort of loose the brayering!

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but the metallic copper paste looks great and the texture of the canvas really shows through, so this piece  will be used one day.

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One thought on “Woodware Challenge – What Do You Do With Your Brayer?

  1. WOW…Gorgeous project… Love the step by step… Amazing… Thank you for joining us at Craft my Life Challenge… Hugs May x x

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