This week's topic for Friday June 16th suggested by Pamela: "A-HA MOMENT"
An "A-HA!" moment for me was when I realized that I had learned to print rub-ons (SUCCESSFULLY) on a transparency.
YOU can make YOUR own rub-ons too!
By Gabi Rosen (me!) of Time To Scrap
Rub-ons have become so popular! They are an easy way to give a scrapbooking page or handmade card a custom appearance. I love using them across layers of cardstock. You can't use your printer for multiple matted layers but you can get a good, crisp look with the rub-ons! The alphabets, words and phrases arethe most popular but they don't always have that perfect font, word or sayingthat fits your needs. I am going to show you how to make your own rub ons, andat the same time maybe save you a dollar or two by using supplies you mayalready have!
What you need:
8 1/2 X 11 transparency sheet (glossy page protectors work too) popsicle stick computer & printer
1. Create your word, phrase or image in a word processing program.
2. When you put the transparency or page protector into your printer, be sure that the ink will be printed on the shiny side (If you're using a glossy page protector, either side will work).
3 .Set the print properties on your printer so your document prints as a "mirror image" of itself. You may have to flip your image in your word processing program or photo editing to achieve this result.
4. Print out on "best" quality. This will ensure that a thicker amount of ink will be printed onto the shiny surface so that you can transfer it to your paper.
5. Let it dry. DO NOT TOUCH IT! Let the ink dry for at least 15 minutes. (I highly recommend waiting 20-30 minutes)
6. Once you are sure the ink is dry, lay your rub-on over the intended areawith the printed side facing the paper. Hold firmly onto the transparency and use the end of the popsicle stick to rub over the entire rub-on text. YourRub-on will be transferred to the paper! That's it! You're finished!