Along with rubons, I played with some Simple Stories DIY Boutique. The black and the bright colors attracted me to this collection the minute I saw it.
How do you use your rubons usually? I basically use them like I would a sticker - as an accent on my layout. Did you know that most rubons resist ink? So you could use them as a sticky mask! That is exactly what I did!
Fist I placed the white rubon on my background paper. Then using a sponge and some black ink I rubbed the ink onto the rubon and paper.
I then used a rubber eraser to remove the rubon revealing the background color exposed. Just like any masking technique! I find you can get away with more intricate masking using rubons, plus I get a cleaner, crisper image.
I used other rubon as is on the layout - one under the title and another one of a butterfly on the other side of the picture. I just love how rubons simply blend into the paper.
Here is the finished project. The picture is a little blurry as it was taken in a dark restaurant with my daughter during our monthly date night.
Along with the Simple Stories DIY boutique paper and stickers, I used Kaisercraft Rubons, CTMH rubons, cardstock and waxy twine, Prima flowers, American Crafts alpha sticker, and Fancy Pant's As You Wish Ephemera pack and paper.
I hope you like this week's Product Shuffle. I hope to see you Saturday morning for a sketch team reveal. Have an awesom day!