Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Transparency Technique - fun with rub-ons!

Did ya know? I didn't!
Rub-ons and Your Transparencies

Just recently I discovered that you can use rub-ons right on a transparency! I don’t know why I never tried it before, but I’ve now realized that it’s an easy way to add color and flair to your transparent pages.
This layout, using an 8.5” x 11” TTT transparency, uses only patterned paper and rub-ons as embellishments, aside from the 2 brads anchoring the transparency. It was so much fun using these super colorful and bright rub-ons from the Fancy Pants TTT October kit in layers creating a depth with the transparency as another layer.

See all these rubons, here? Let’s start from the layer bottom to top. The black stitching rub-on (WRMK) is rubbed onto the background paper, under the patterned. The blue stitching (Daisy Hill) is also under the transparency, but over the patterned paper, as is the smaller arrow and beige flower (WRMK). On top of the transparency is the larger arrow and turquoise flower. The large beige and orange flower is slightly on the transparency – and there is not even an interruption in the design. (You can also see this in the little birdie, lower right, on the full page.)

There is also some depth on the left-hand side of the page, under and over the black flowers printed on the transparency. I used the WRMK kit rub-ons: a line of circles is under the transparency and each printed black flower is adorned with a flower on top of the transparency. Above this strip is another rub-on, a large set of flowers and swirls that run off the transparency onto the patterned paper; again, no interruption!

So the next time you’re thinking of adding a little color and depth to your transparency, think rub-ons! Link your “rub-on-+-transparency” layouts here for us all to see!


Chrissy said...

What a stunning layout! Love it : )

Nathalie said...

Great idea!!! I don't think I have ever tried rub-ons on a TTT transparency. Now I will! Great tip Lindsey!

Kimberly said...

I love this technique as well. Love your layout Linds!

Anna said...

Very cute - I never thought of that either!

Angela said...

Beautiful layout.

mommyof2cutegirls said...

I'm definitely gonna try this one!

Transparent Touches said...

Lindsey...I love your layout and this is a fun technique!! Thanks :)