Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January Club Technique- Using Rubber Cement

This month technique was actually better then

I thought when I first seen it. Once you practice a couple time you can figure out the feeling of the rubber cement. In this lesson I will try to point out the areas that I made the mistakes at first so hopefully you don't waste to much card stock.

Supplies needed: Glossy Card Stock, rubber cement (RC) (be prepared to show ID when purchasing. I giggled when they asked me for mine), Ink refill (we used Pretty In Pink & Real Red), Sponge (to apply ink), Whisper White card stock, Real Red card stock, Pretty In Pink card stock, 3/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, paper towel, and a adhesive remover to take up the rubber cement.

First step is to cut your glossy card stock to desired size we used 4 3/4 x 3 1/2. Take the brush that comes in the rubber cement (RC) and wipe off as much as possible so you only have a small amount on the brush. Apply random lines to the glassy paper. (be very careful not to put to much on. I used way to much on the first coat while practicing.) Remember the part where you put the first coat of RC is going to show up white on your finished product.
Once the RC is dry you want to take the lightest color of ink refill that you want to use. We used Pretty in Pink with a sponge cover the whole card stock.
You then will need to take another coat of RC and apply it to the card stock again. Apply it in random spots again. Remember where ever you put the RC this time will show the color you just applied.
Once the RC is dry again you want to take the second color of ink (we used real red) and apply it all over the card stock again.
Take a paper towel to wipe any excess ink off the card stock and either use the paper towel or an adhesive remover to remove the RC and TA DA you have a designed card stock.

Now you need to finish your card. We used Whisper White as our card base cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded in half. A piece of Real Red cut at 5 1/4 x 4, Pretty in Pink 5 x 3 3/4.
For the smaller pieces be used a piece of Real Red 2 1/2 x 2 1/4, Pretty in Pink 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 and Whisper White 2 1/4 x 2

Here is how the class projects turned out. I think it is neat to see how different each one looks. I LOVE this technique. I hope you enjoy it too.

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