Hello bloggers! I have learned something that just shocked me speechless: scrapbookers are scared of rub-ons. This is unacceptable! They are genius and one of my favorite go-to products by any manufacturer. And really easy to use! So let’s learn the ins-and-outs of rub-ons…
Rub-ons come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. Some of my most favorites are basics like these alphabets from Maya Road.
You can also get rub-ons to match collections! Here is a layout I made using Beach Bum by Fancy Pants.
The rub-ons are the bucket and shovel, and the titles “Hello Sunshine” and “Ride the Wave.” Add rub-ons to white space on your photos!
The easiest way to apply the rub-on to your page is using the rub-on roller.
To keep unwanted surrounding images from transferring to your project, I would suggest cutting out the rub-on you are using. One trick I learned from a very smart scrapbooker is to leave the rub-ons in the package, and then cut out the rub-on. Genius! Then you don’t have to worry about the protective back coming off, and the rub-ons sticking to each other. Here is a visual aid:
So what happens if your rub-on does not rub on perfectly? Or you need to remove it? Have you ruined your project?? NOPE! There are two ways to remove rub-ons. The first is to place scotch tape over the rub-on and gently peel it away. Usually your rub-on will lift with the tape. My preferred method of removing rub-ons is Un-du.
Un-du will safely remove rub-ons from paper, photos, where ever the rogue rub-on has stuck! I have just taken the worry out of rub-ons.
Other fun tidbits: layering rub-ons gives you amazing impact on your projects, use them as journaling spots, borders, photos corners, titles…endless options!!
The rub-on is the journaling spot. LOVE!
Here are a few other must-haves:
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