I've never really been good friends with my brayer. But maybe it's fair to say now that we're pals. Doing these colorful brayered backgrounds is a trial and error thing. You've gotta have the right sort of paper, a bit of patience, great inks and images to work with, and a willingness to experiment.
Take five to check out this video so that you can see how it's done.
I took too long to add the Fuchsia ink, and the bright lights of the studio dried the Topaz ink too quickly, so it has a sort of sharp line between the two colors. But you get the idea.
Here's the other bummer. The stamps that I used on this demo have already sold out! But don't fear. . . for now, this sheet is still available, and it will work beautifully. And wait 'til you see the Club Stamp sheet coming out on the 20th!!! Oh, my, heavens.
Happy brayering! And happy stamping! And happy sailing