Rubber Cement Resist
Spray Dye Ink
Dry Cloth or Paper Towel
Ink Blending Tool (optional)
Distress Ink (optional)
1. Apply an ample amount of rubber cement to the cardstock...you can use the brush in the lid or your finger :)
2. Spray desired colors of dye ink over the entire piece of cardstock.
3. LET THE INK DRY.... If you don't let the ink on the cardstock dry completely when you go to remove the rubber cement the top layer or two of paper will peel off with the rubber cement. TRUST me on this ~ it is the voice of experience!
4. Once the cardstock is dry, dab away the excess ink which has pooled on the rubber cement.
5. Now for the fun part...rub the rubber cement off your paper. I don't know why but I find this so much fun... When we were kids we used to just put the rubber cement on stuff to rub it off - LOL!!
And you'll end up with some pretty cool designs. Of course when I go to use this I'd trim away the solid areas around the edges. It's ready to be used on cards, in scrapbooks, as a background for ATC's, altered books or altered art projects.
I also have a variation on this technique that I like ~ before you apply the rubber cement, add some Distress Inks to your cardstock!
and continue with the steps above....
(I used my finger this time...)
For even more options, try this technique paired with pattern papers!
Now it's your turn to dig out the
rubber cement and have some fun!!!