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).
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?