Brayers, in my opinion, are a necessity for scrapbooking, paper crating and cardmaking. When using glue stick or liquid adhesives, a brayer can add the necessary pressure to stick cardstocks and chipboard together. Brayers can help you get lots of ink onto a surface or a stamp too. They can be covered with rubber bands, bubble wrap or plastic wrap to add interesting ink texture to paper and cardstock. Next time you put a stack of books on your just glued layout think twice about owning an inexpensive brayer. Or how about those of you who sit on your work to get adhesives to stick? And, should you get a knot in your stomach the first time you stain the roller with permanent ink, relax! Stained brayers are the mark of a serious scrapper or cardmaker.
Jill Davis, Founder
I've just bought and used a brayer for the first time for the Creative Escapes get away. We used it to press down our pattern paper on a book that we were covering. We had used a glue stick for adhesive, and after rolling the brayer back and forth several times, the adhesive stuck so much better, and none of the edges curled up while it was drying. I'll use this every time now when glueing down a larger area. I truly works great!