Monday, November 7, 2011

Brayer Technique

I use a brayer - usually a 2" one - to apply paint when my collage is getting too busy and I need a bold, fresh start. It not only covers an area quickly, but it emphasizes the texture of the collage, thereby not "wasting" any of the material underneath. I also use it to lift the paint, so that I can build layers gradually. Here is a video demonstration:

11 comments:

  1. Thank you so much!!! I really enjoyed looking at a couple more short videos you put up!!! Much appreciated. HuGGs!

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  2. Love your videos Jane. You are so generous with your tips... thanks.

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  3. Very useful video, Jane - thanks so much for sharing.

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  4. Interesting and versatile. Thanks so much!

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  5. Thank you for posting this. Excellent!

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  6. thanks for the lesson. i can see i need to get a brayer.

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  7. I'm thinking that using Golden's Open acrylic would work well for this technique. It stays workable longer so one can remove excess paint before it dries.

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  8. I have never used a brayer before, what would you say is the difference with a brush? I mean does it look different on paper, the structure, texture?

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  9. Fun little video and I love the fact that you don´t "pussyfoot" around with your brayer!!

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