The Brayer Scraper Art Technique jazzes up your favorite journal or notebook. You choose the colors, you select the designs, and you even make the painting tools.
Give a wooden box a design upgrade with this palette tool, or decorate note-cards to give to friends and family. The designs change with the size and shape of the combs you cut out.
What You'll Need:
- Blunt scissors
- Finger paints
- Finger-paint paper
Step 1: To make painting tools, draw a comb on the cardboard. Cut it out. Make different combs to create different paint patterns. Make a comb with lots of tiny teeth or a few spaced-out teeth.
Step 2: Cover your work surface with newspaper.
Step 3: Put some finger paint on a flat palette. Roll the brayer in the paint, then roll the inked brayer in stripes on the finger-paint paper.
Step 4: Run the cardboard combs over the wet paint to create a design. Scrape each comb in a square section of paint to make patchwork designs. Let your painting dry flat on the newspaper.
On the next page, learn how to use another non-paintbrush painting tool to create a totally unique work of art.