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Old 12-06-2007, 05:11 PM   #1
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If I use the brayer, which attachment do I choose ? The foam, soft rubber or acrylic? How do I clean it afterwards?

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Old 12-06-2007, 05:22 PM   #2
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If I use the brayer, which attachment do I choose ? The foam, soft rubber or acrylic? How do I clean it afterwards?

So sorry for the silly questions.
TIA, Glorie
No such thing as a silly question in this business! And, as you'll find, rarely is there one right answer, just what people find works best for them.

For me, I use the standard attachment (which I think is the soft rubber). I have two of these. One for dark colors, because they stain, and the other for the lighter colors. I also have the foam attachment, which I use for brayering on cardstock because it provides a nice even coverage.

Anyhow, for cleaning, I just run it under water and rinse the ink away. Once it's clean, I dry with a paper towel. To keep it conditioned, I also use the SU mist and scrub.

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I don't bother with the brayer because I hate to clean it. For SU pads, simply turn upside down on the table, rub the ink all over until you can see good coverage. Then tap the ink pad up and down over the ink to pull up the "knap" and elliminate any lines. Leave your paper on the table and set the piece of cardstock face down on top. Cover the whole thing (bg stamp the card stock) with a piece of notebook or copy paper. Then rub all over the 'sandwich' with the flat part of your palm. Gently take off the paper and peel your cardstock straight off. Works great every time and only one tool to clean.
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