There were as many different interpretations of this rub-on challenge as there were entries, and they have been outstanding in their creativity. Thanks so much to everyone who sent such great pages in for us to share.
Anthea Petersen – we love your solution to not having transfer paper! Anthea writes: I wasn't able to get my hands on Transfer paper so I used an old Hambly Screen Print Overlay that had a design printed onto it, I printed onto the design side (rough side) and then quickly rubbed the image onto my project. As my layout is about cooking with my boys I googled images and found one that was a page from an old recipe book, so I flipped the image to print and rubbed it onto the cardstock on my layout. I also googled an image for a splat, printed that onto the overlay and rubbed it onto my layout so it was beginning to look like a messy cook book. Lastly I printed an image of leaves onto the overlay, rubbed it onto some cardstock and then hand cut them out.
We loved this page from Debbie Smith – it looks like a proper old style ‘scrapbook’ page! This is also a great solution for using old memorabilia without compromising the originals. Debbie writes: I saw Kathie Links' page and I couldn't resist having a go at this exciting technique. I've always wanted to have a go at making my own rub-on and when your challenge came up I saw my chance!
I scanned in a photo and some handwriting from one of my childhood holiday books lovingly made by my Grandma, now passed. I used the handwriting, where she refers to the "four lovely grandchildren" in the photo, plus a sketch of a scooter drawn by my Papa, as she also talks about the scooter I was teaching my little cousin to ride.
As I'm a shabby chic kind of girl I'm very very happy with the result, which is scratchy and faded looking.
Heidi Barclay sent us this fabulous example of what you do when you can’t find your daughter’s favourite print design on a patterned paper! She writes .. I found a leopard print from the internet, and printed it onto the glossy side of a transperancy, and then flipped the transperancy over onto the white cardstock, and using a rubon tool, rubbed several times over to get the pattern transferred onto the cardstock.... The leopard print is one of my daughter's favourite prints.....
Not to be outdone, Leeann Pearce has wow-ed us again by making her entire photo a rubon! This is what she writes..
I adore this photo of Jorja and this is her everyday smile. It makes me smile everyday! What a bonus I actually had some plain paper copier transparency film. All I did was print a photo on to the transparency film, and then transferred it by rubbing it onto Kraft cardstock. The end result was more of a canvas finish. I like the result and will try this again. You do have to have the right transparency film to get the best result. The possibilities are endless!
Livia Andrade writes of this beautiful warm layout:
I love rub-on. It's my favorite scrap material. And I use almost all my layouts.
In this layout to print a picture on paper suitable for transfer on canvas and applied with a hot iron! I really love it.
And last but not least, Sharmaine Kruijver created this page, and we love that she has played with using two different types of transfers. She writes:
For this page I wanted to have a giant size Australian Flag as the background. I searched the internet until I found a flag with a larger file size, making it printable at a larger size, and then printed the file onto the wrong side of a sheet of transparency paper. Sadly my ink beaded but not to be disheartened I thought I would use it anyway. I sprayed the ink with water in a mister and applied it to the cardstock. I love the water colour effect that this caused and was happy with the result, even though it wasn’t what I was trying to achieve. Another thing that I experimented with was body transfers, you know they type you get in packets of chips etc and that the kids LOVE!!. For some time I have been wondering if you could use them on scrapbooking pages. Well, I found you can and wonderfully so!! Just place the transfer, picture down, on the page, spray with a small amount of water, apply some pressure and carefully test to see if the transfer has stuck to the page before removing the backing paper. Will be using this technique again!