Using Rub Ons in Scrapbooking

Jennifer Wilson

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April 27, 2011

Today’s rub ons are not the flaking and peeling disasters of yesteryear’s craft projects. Modern rub ons for scrapbooking generally adhere cleanly, stay put and are wonderful accents for page design. While they are one-time-use items, owning a variety of rub ons is quite a bit more economical than owning the same variety in stamps.

How to Use Rub Ons

Rub ons are similar to temporary tattoos. They are attached to a clear sheet and can be applied with pressure. Most often a popsicle stick is used. This visual tutorial explains the process of using rubs on as does this excellent video.

Favorite Rub On Products

The popularity of rub ons has surged in recent years, causing the availability in different patterns and colors to boom. The following products are all available at scrapbook.com (affiliate).

Prima – Reflections Collection – Flocked Rub Ons

BasicGrey – Curio Collection – Rub On Book – Olio

Hambly Studios – Screen Prints – Banners and Pennants – Antique White

Studio Calico – Anthology Collection – Typeset Rub Ons – Orange

Die Cuts With a View – Rub On Stitching – Stitches – Black

Examples of Pages with Rub Ons

See if you can spot the rub ons used in each of these four spectacular layouts.

Your Laughter by Brianne Nevill

Happy by pamelacy

A good day by tina_in_indy

Happy Ending by 09122007

Have you used rub ons in your scrapbooking? How do you use them most often? What are your favorite brands for rub ons?

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1 Comment

  1. Jenn Smith Sloane

    I love that you are including videos in your posts now! I watch much better than I read (although yours are always to the point- which I <3)!

    I love Fancy Pants rub-ons! They are honestly consistently the best out there for me! 🙂

    Reply

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