E C H N I Q U E
rub-ons are a wax based, non toxic color palette used
for adding color or metallic shine and luster to your art
projects. It will work on either coated, glossy or plain
paper cardstocks, as well as metallic paper, metal tooling,
sealing wax, velour paper or melted embossing powders. The
color is applied with sponge applicators or with your finger.
When applying color with your fingertip, begin lightly and
sparingly at first to avoid a fingerprint. Build up color
gradually until the image is as dark as you wish. Practice
applying rub-ons smoothly with your fingertip on scrap paper
before using it on your card. Learn to blend the colors
and metallic finishes together, for some very interesting
shades and highlights. Add color on color to obtain highlights.
Buff the color as you apply it, to get the shiny look of
metal. When your project is finished, allow some drying
time for the rub-ons to set. If it still seems to come off
easily, you may need to spray your project with a fixative
to seal it.
Note: Metallic Rub-Ons are no longer available from us
T A M P I N ' T I P S
background paper by swirling on varying shades of metallic
rub-ons with your finger, paper towel or sponge applicator.
Stamp designs over the finished background.
a slick, glasslike finish by over-embossing with Embossing
our tip sheet on Embossing Enamel for the technique
of "tile stamping" or stamping an impression into hot,
newly melted enamel powder. Metallic rub-ons can be used
to add color and/or metallic sheen to the design. The
high points of the image will be accented.
shiny highlights to metal quilting or "pop can tooling". See our related tip sheet for
metallic rub-ons with your brass or blue laser stencils.
Apply by stippling with a 1/4" or 1/8" stencil brush.
This is very dramatic and beautiful when done on black
velour paper, but any cardstock will work, even vellum.
rub-ons can be applied to your stamped sealing wax designs
to add sheen.
a leather-like texture background paper by spreading liquid
applique with a brayer in a thin layer on your card, and
then heating with your heat tool. Rub on some metallic
or color tone highlights.
E C H N I Q U E E X A M P L E S
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Metallic Rub-Ons were used to color the Duck in this card.
It's very hard to see this product to its fullest potential
in a scan.
This coloring technique has a metallic sheen.