Sunday, July 11, 2010

Extravaganza Technique 2

I hope you enjoyed the blog hop for Sparkle Creations Rubber stamps yesterday!  Did you post comments on all the blogs?  Be sure to check and see if you are a winner of the prizes!

Okay - now back to Extravaganza Techniques!

Today I'm going to show you Rub-On Resist.  This technique is fun, and a great way to use up rub-on borders,  letters and flowers.  You don't have to worry about matching rub-on colors with this technique so go ahead and mix and match brown, white, cream, and all those "weird" colors that somehow showed up in your scrappy stash.  You know you have them!

I'm using the CTMH rub ons Nature's Ambiance for this project (which, btw are on sale on my website!  I'm also using a new CTMH color - Pacifica - and some fun new papers and a new embellishment.

1. Adhere Rub-on to cardstock.  For a bold look, use white or cream cardstock.  For a more subtle "tone on tone" look, use colored cardstock with the same color ink.  Rub-ons that are shapes or have details (flowers, snowflakes, borders) work best.  Bold rub-ons will not work as well for this technique.

2.  Use a sponge or brayer and cover the rub on with ink.  A sponge is best for small areas, a brayer best for larger areas.  (Note that for this sample, I've switched to the white rub-ons so they can be seen better.  The brown will produce the same results, as the actual rub on will be removed in the next step.)

3.  Cut a piece of scotch tape and rub the tape over the rub on.  Gently peel away and the rub-on will come right off!  Repeat until you've removed all of the rub-ons from your card.  You may need several pieces of tape.  What is left is the resist image.  The rub-on protected the cardstock from the ink, so there will be no ink where the rub-on is removed. 

Here is a card I made using this technique.  Aren't our new silver glitter brads AWESOME!?!?


Sharli said...

Thanks Nona! You are SO clever - I love the idea of using the rub-ons as a resist (why didn't I think of that?!) and I've got a drawer full of them!! Yippee!

Your card is beautiful! Stunning, actually - a "wow".

Kim Harper said...

Great Technique Nona. I have lots of left overs as do my customers - I love that I can show them how to use them. Your card is beautiful!

Anne said...

I absolutly adore this card! What a good idea, for Christmas Cards! Snowflakes and me, are meant to be!I'm going to have to try this one soon!

Melissa said...

Wow! That's awesome!!

Crafty Jenn said...

I forget about this technique. You card looks great, and I can't wait to get my hands on those brads!

<3 Jenn

P.S. I miss you!!