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Make Your Own Rub-ons

DIY Nerd Academy papercrafts rub-ons Scrapbooking Tips & Tutorials tutorial

Step by Step paper crafting tutorials @ scraobooknerd.com

Step by Step paper crafting tutorials

Welcome to another Tutorial Tuesday! What better way to keep warm on these cold winter days, then to play around and learn new things!

Today’s tutorial is all about how to make your own rub ons.

First, here’s a peak at my finished layout:


On this layout, I made my own rub on for the title.

Here’s what you need to get started:
Clip art, or computer graphic ready for printing
Wax Paper
Cardstock of any colour
Popscicle Stick

How to:

First you need to have your title or graphic on your computer and ready for printing. Before printing you need to reverse your image to a mirror image, also known as flipping horizontally. I do this in my word programme. To do it in Word, under the page layout tab, click on “rotate” and then click on “flip horizontally”.

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Screenshot (22)

Next, cut a piece of wax paper larger than your 8.5×11 sheet of cardstock. Adhere the wax paper to the cardstock. Place the adhesive around the outside of the cardstock, leaving yourself some room to cut the wax paper from the cardstock once it has gone through the printer.


Trim the wax paper to fit.


Place the paper into the printer, wax paper side up. Print using the photo paper setting.


Once it’s printed, carefully cut your image on the wax paper from the cardstock. Be very careful not to touch the ink and be sure to cut enough of a border around the image to give yourself lots of room to handle the wax paper.

Carefully place your image, ink side down, onto your project. With your stick, and being careful not to move the image or it will smear, rub the image onto your project.



Just think of all the possibilities you could do on your next project!

If you try this, share your project with us, either by linking up in the comments on this post, or on our facebook page. We’d love to see what you come up with.

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