Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Splodge-A-Mask and a Designs by Ryn Stamp

Hi everyone, I've made this card using the Splodge-a-Mask called 'Rectangles' and blended all the Adirondack Inks used here with my brayer and a SplodgeAway Mat... a superb bit of kit!

Just a quick word here on how the Mat works with a Brayer.  
In the past, I would load my brayer with ink and then take off the excess on to some copy paper, used to use tons of paper!  
Then, to avoid lines, I'd do a few 'wheelies' to remove the ink from the areas of the brayer I needed to be 'lighter' or ink free, on more copy paper.
Still with me? 

Now, I load my Brayer leaving the ends of the roller ink free and brayer across my SplodgeAway Mat to take off the excess and to evenly distribute the colour. 
The Mat is so smooth that the ink stays wet for a much longer time and this allows me to go back, over and over again to 'lift off' more ink, which in turn helps me get smooth, unlined blending on my work, with less effort and no waste of paper or ink. 

Please DO NOT use baby wipes to clean your mat. I spray my Mat with water and wipe it with a cloth

Back to the card.
After taping the Mask down onto my card stock with masking tape and using some Adirondack Inks ( Citrus and Cranberry) I brayer across and over the mask, lift it off and then stamp the Designs By Ryn Kelp images, using various colours of Versafine Inks.
A few blobs of Liquid pearls, that's it .... job done! 

Thanks for looking today and for leaving me such very kind comments. x 

Shirley  and Miranda  both design for Ryn as well ... beautiful work on their blogs ... have a look x

Eileen x 


  1. A gorgeous card Eileen, the splodgeaway mat seems to have eliminated problems with the brayer that us novices were finding difficulty with, I'll have to give it a go, as I have bought a small mat to try out. Your a very busy lady these days, hope your enjoying it all, keeps the brain ticking.... Dee x

  2. Fantastic card Eileen and a brilliant idea for inspiration.

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Lovely card yet again Eileen, I love the three way split designs, I have one on our SplodgeAway blog now actually - great minds think alike!

  4. Super card - that mat it certainly a wonderful piece of kit but not yet tried it with the brayer although as it is another dark day lashing with rain I might just be in the craft room so who knows...

  5. Absolutely gorgeous Eileen, I love those bubbles x

  6. Gorgeous card Eileen ! Love your masking technique and Ryn's Sea Kelp, especially with your doodled bubbles, Brilliant ! I hope you are keeping your head above water with all you have on your plate :) Have a great day, Shirleyxx

  7. luvly jubly as always Eileen huggles hunxxxxx

  8. Wonderful creation Eileen as usual! I really struggle with the brayer, can't say enjoy using it, I have some success with it but more often not! So off it goes back into the draw lol xxx

  9. gorgeous card Eileen. thank you for sharing how you ink up - I've been doing it incorrectly, inking up to the edge of the brayer and then working/blushing onto my Splodge Karen x

  10. Beautiful Eileen, I will have to get my brayer out and try it on my mat.

  11. Hey Eileen, Gorgeous card! You've done some really great work with Kelp so far :) The colour bands in this one stand out to me. Love how you've stamped the kelp "out of the box". Thanks so much!!!

  12. stunning card again, the stamp is beautiful xx

  13. Thank you for taking the time to help us learn. I appreciate that very much!


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