Ok, so let’s dive in, shall we?
I saw this fun product that enables you to create your own Rub-Ons! Now, I LOVE using rub-ons because they work as a resist with watercolor, allow you add color or image to your project without getting ‘inky’ and are just a fun way to mix things up!
I literally just followed the directions on the back of the package and created my own Sweet Stamp Shop rub-ons with the Balloons stamp set (one of my favorite sets, if you were wondering!)! 🙂
To create the watercolored look, I used Distress Markers and VERY little water!
So let’s see these rub-ons on some projects!
First, i wanted to used them in my planner! Because, well…planners ROCK!! I’ve always been a planner girl (since high school, people! And I still have them!! Yes, they’re like my little journals!!).
So both of my little Menn have birthdays in August, so we celebrated their birthdays with a joint party, and I wanted to add some balloons on that date in my planner:
Easy peasy, and so much fun!! Since they were the simple stamped images, you can see everything behind it – awesome! And even better, no worry about a smudged, stamped image or bulk with a sticker! Win!
Next up, I wanted to use the AWESOME watercolored rub-ons on a layout of my little Mann’s birthday balloon avalanche that he woke up to when he was 5! 🙂 It was so much fun!
It was simple with the rub-ons, too! All I had to do was place the balloons in the position I wanted on the layout, and rub! Ha ha!! What was so awesome about this was, clearly, that background paper was watercolor, so I didn’t have to ACTUALLY watercolor on the paper, bit I still get the look!
Water and paper don’t usually mix, so water could have warped my paper.
I added some embellishments that matched the balloons and a fun little title and the page was complete! And I LOVE how it turned out! This would work with literally ANY Sweet Stamp Shop image!
Do you use rub-ons? What sorts of projects do you use them on?
Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope this inspired you to look at how else you can use your Sweet Stamp Shops!