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Brayered Background-Debbie’s View



Art Washes Away
By:  Debbie Ebat, Artistic Guide

Finished card size:  5 X 7 inches

Gingko Leaf (Penny Black)
Art Washes Away (Hampton Stamps)
VersaMark  (Tsukineko)
Colorbox Chalk Burnt Sienna (Clearsnap)
Colorbox Chalk  Wisteria (Clearsnap)
Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
white glossy (from stash)
eggplant (from stash)
cream card blank  (David Tutera Core'dinations)
Brayer (Speedball)
Ribbon (Recollections)
Butterfly Corner die (Spellbinders)
Dries Clear Adhesive (Art Glitter)
Butterfly (Recollections)


Did you ever make a background that you loved so much you did not want to cover it?   This is that background for me.  This background technique is inspired by one I read in the Technique Junkies newsletter.  Technique Junkies is a subscription based newsletter that comes out every other month and is full of fun, wonderful techniques.

  1. I started my card by randomly stamping the gingko leaf on the white glossy card stock with the Versamark ink.  Then I used my brayer to add the Colorbox chalk ink.   Leave some ares white to fill in with the 2nd color.IMG_1159
  2. After both colors have been brayered on, wipe off the excess ink with  a paper towel.IMG_1161
  3. For the card sentiment, I brayered another piece of glossy paper, but this time I only used the Wisteria ink.IMG_1162
  4. I stamped my image and set it aside to dry.  Then I cut it out with a Spellbinders die and discovered this die makes a cool frame.  So made another background piece, but only with the Burnt Sienna.  I used this piece for the frame and the corner pieces.
  5. The final steps are to add the ribbon and the butterfly embellishment.

Just in case you are wondering about my color choices...these are my only colors of chalk ink, but I am off to surf the internet to find more colors.

Thanks for stopping by,


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  1. Beautiful background, Debbie! I had forgotten about this resist technique. Thanks for reviving it!