Serigraph

by Beate Johns

Make a colorful background with your rubber brayer and three or four coordinating colors.

Supplies

  • 3 or 4 coordinating colors of waterbased inks
  • Rubber Brayer
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Embossing Buddy™ (you can use a new swiffer cloth or a dryer sheet too)
  • Heat Gun
  • VersaMark™, or white pigment ink
  • White cardstock
  • Stamps, Verve's Happiness Found used here

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Ink up your brayer with the lightest colored ink and brayer over some parts of your white cardstock.

  2. Leave spaces white.

  3. Step 2

    Take your second color and repeat step one.

  4. Step 3

    Rub the whole sheet of cardstock with your embossing buddy™ or dryer sheet to keep stray embossing powder from sticking to the rest of the paper.

  5. Step 4

    Stamp your image randomly in VersaMark™, or as shown here with white pigment ink.

  6. Step 5

    Pour the embossing powder over the images. Tap off excess.

  7. Heat it.

  8. Step 6

    Brayer over your cardstock with your darkest color.

  9. Step 7

    Take a paper towel and buff over your embossed images to take away ink that was brayered over them.

  10. Step 8

    Stamp your image again, but this time with your darkest ink.

  11. Step 9

    Now finish your card. You can use the finished piece of cardstock as a background, or as a card itself.

Video!

Variations

    Emboss it
    Try embossing your greetings on the Serigraph background, or stamping on it in black.

    Window Card
    Cut it up and use it as a window panel.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Serigraph. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Hi
I WOULD LIKE TO PRINT A LOGO ON SHELLS (500pieces)
HOW CAN I DO IT ?
thank you
caroline
caroline anderson  |  Thu Aug 5, 2010 at 1:12 PM
Wow this is so different than the serigraph technique Stampendous taught using chalk inks, brayers, dye inks and 2 stamps. I'll have to check and see if I have one I did not part with. Very interest new take I am going to try this!
Donna  |  Wed Oct 27, 2010 at 3:19 PM
Love the technique.
Rosalind Smith  |  Wed Oct 14, 2015 at 6:28 PM

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