Rubons – not just for paper & a chocolate surprise

Hi Everyone
Rubons – Not Just for Paper!
These are not just for paper anymore – here are a couple of examples where I have applied them to china for a one-off occasion.

(Rubons from Kaisercraft)

Valentines Day

Each of these examples is just a simple rub-on onto some whiteware. You need to make sure your piece is very clean – and use some window/glasses cleaner to remove all traces of grease before you start.

Then simply apply as you would to paper – making sure you press firmly into all the corners. I find the china less forgiving than paper in this regard! When you are done using the piece and want to restore it to its original state, simply rub-off or use a craft knife to lightly scrape.

Themed Party

I have had limited success in trying this technique onto glass but it can definitely be done! Try Google for some good examples.

Now – you might have noticed that these are filled with some rather gorgeous chocolates.

Well – I made them and here is how!

Graduated Colour Chocolates

This was SO much fun – and very simple. It is a little time consuming as you need to let the chocolate harden each time, but you could easily complete these in one evening.

You will need some white chocolate (I used Milky Bar), a chocolate mold and some POWDERED food colouring (I used ChefMaster). Do not be tempted to use any other coloring – it will not work and your chocolate will be good for nothing other than spreading on greaseproof paper, refrigerating and feeding to your family!

Simply melt the white chocolate and spoon into 6 molds. Add a pinch of color and spoon into 6 more molds.

Refrigerate to harden and then remove from molds. Add a little more color to the remaining chocolate, spoon into molds and simply repeat – intensifying the color each time by adding more of the power color. It’s so easy and if it all goes horribly wrong – you just spread it out, refrigerate give it to the kids/husband/dog and start again another day!

I hope you enjoyed these ideas!
Lowri :-)

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  • Reply Amanda March 5, 2011 at 10:49 PM

    I just love rubons, thanks for the tip of using them on china, given me a few ideas! and those chocolates look amazing!

  • Reply Cassie March 6, 2011 at 1:12 AM

    LOVE!!!! I want to try this now! Those chocolates are fabulous! =)

  • Reply Manni March 6, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Lowri, What a brilliant idea!! LOVE IT!!! The rubons tip is amazing but what about your chocolates!!! Those look so yummy :)
    I'm a new follower and can not wait to see what else you come up with!

  • Reply Jenny @ Embellishing Life March 7, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Clever ideas! Those chocolate look beautiful.

  • Reply Marnie March 9, 2011 at 6:21 AM

    very pretty

  • Reply Gretchen July 10, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    oh wow! this post is fabulous!!!

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