WOYWW:Make your Own Roltap Mini Brayer!

mwahahahaha! That is the evil laugh I make when I figured out how to duplicate a store-bought tool or supply…I’ll get to that later but first here is a pic of my work-space for Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday.  Hmm, I’m sure there is a desk under there somewhere….

DCF 1.0

Quick Tip, see the dumbbell on the back of my tripod? The back leg is raised up so when I tip my camera down I get a straight-on birds eye view shot of my work area with little parallax (perspective) distortion. Then I can flip the video around if I need to later with no weird angles. The dumbbell keeps the tripod from tipping over. Speaking of videos here is a quick tutorial showing you how to make your own mini brayer similar to the discontinued Roltap I used in yesterdays tutorial:

Are you feeling a little bit like an evil genius too now? Go ahead and let out an evil laugh if you like, feels good huh? If you want to see what other crafty people are up to check out Julia’s blog for more WOYWW fun! Til next time happy crafting!

21 Responses

  1. Again I say…..Clever, Clever, Clever…Lindsay you are a marvel -Wonder Woman!!!!

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  2. I had watched the other yesterday, and those pink foam rollers kept coming to mind as I came out of my ‘dream sleep’ this morning. Those might be available too, and could be cut to different widths. Now I have to head to K-Mart, Walmart, or Shopko to see if they are still available. They could be converted to a foam brayer also. I have the skewer sticks that should work with them, or a small dowel if the center hole is too large for the skewer. I love your videos 🙂

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    • great idea and if it doesn’t work you can use them to curl your hair! I think I even saw them at dollar tree too;)

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  3. great tutorial and tips thank you.
    Happy crafting and blesings to you from Angela #99

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  4. Wonderful! Good to know there are always options out there. have a great day! 🙂

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  5. Great idea. That is one tool that I do not have!!! I think I have some of those old pink foam rollers in the back, far back, of the closet that Patricia Walker mentioned. They may work as well.

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  6. I have been pondering since yesterday about this roller dilemma and I came up with A. those foam beads (just like you said) and B. spongy hair curlers! Now If I can only figure out how to make a nifty handle….
    WOYWW #106

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  7. Evil laugh and foxy frugal fun…Well done:)

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  8. That is fabulous! Thanks for sharing. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #46

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  9. Your frugal ideas are always awesome, Lindsay. Today I had the pleasure of meeting your sister Bry-Anne in her shop in China Lake. We had a lovely conversation and she’s also a talented lady. Thanks so much for sharing all your frugals.

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    • Cool! I was just in her shop yesterday 🙂 so glad you said hello!

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      • Hi Lindsay,
        Thanks for all your great tips and ideas. My computer won’t play your video. Could you list the steps to make the mini roller/Roltap? Thanks, Ruth M.

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      • Ruth, simply poke a hole in a round foam bath block (or use a round fun-foam bead) and push it on a BBQ skewer then roll it in ink and roll it on your project! If you click the link on the right hand side of my blog “my crafty videos” you can watch the videos on youtube, for some reason no everyone can watch them on my blog, weird.

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  10. LOL……I knew you would find a “in place of” solution….great job

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  11. good tip on holding the tripod.
    Desk?
    Come visit me if you have time
    Robyn 56( I think- the numbers are screwy this week.

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  12. Love seeing your camera set up on your desk and your tutorials look awesome too, some great money saving ideas. Happy WOYWW! Danie #72

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  13. Very clever set up for your camera, cant believe how little space you have to fit all that stuff on
    Bridget #23

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  14. So glad you came up with another crafty answer for us Lindsay! ~Diane

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  15. hello Linsay Here bibiana. I hope you got my e-mail…
    thank you so much for the AWESOME idea, you really inspired me and I posted at my blog the “Roltap” that I made following your suggestions and the “new found” tool at michaels very similar to the “roltap” …
    keep in touch and thanks again
    bibiana
    http://stampingwithbibiana.blogspot.com/2013/08/diy-mini-brayer-or-roltap-tool.html

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