Brayered Batik

by Beate Johns

Create an exotic looking background with your spectrum pads, a brayer and a water mist bottle.


  • Spectrum® Pad
  • Rubber Brayer
  • Watercolor paper
  • Water mist bottle
  • Black Craft Ink® or Versamark®
  • Black Embossing Powder
  • Embossing Buddy®
  • Powder Pal®
  • Heat tool


  1. Step 1

    Ink your brayer with a Spectrum pad of your choice and wheel over the watercolor paper. Make sure that you leave the ink pads separated while inking your brayer.

  2. Step 2

    Re-ink your brayer and go over the watercolor paper again. Be careful to go over the same colors again so that your colors don't mix and get "muddy". Repeat until you have the color coverage you were looking for.

  3. Step 3

    Spray your brayered paper with water until the colors run together.

  4. Step 4

    After your paper is dry, rub your embossing buddy over the paper where you want to stamp your image.

  5. Step 5

    Stamp your image in Black Craft InkĀ© or VersamarkĀ©.

  6. Step 6

    Sprinkle black embossing powder over the image and tap off excess.

  7. Step 7

    Emboss your image using your Heat Tool.

  8. Step 8

    Highlight some of your image with a white watercolor pencil. I wet the tip of mine for easier coloring.

  9. Step 9

    Finish your card!

Your Turn

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

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