Creating art journal and memory pages is one of my favorite crafting activities. I was inspired by the Grafix rub-onz and decided to try a journal page with a little whimsy without losing edge.
First I painted my journal page from the Ranger Ink Dylusions Creative Journal with blue acrylic paint. I actually could have waited longer for the blue paint to dry because I stenciled over the blue with the Words to Live By Stencil and pink acrylic paint (using a brayer) and when I peeled the stencil back, I lifted the blue (which was not my intention.) However, I like how my little mistake revealed the raw paper and decided to leave it as is.
Using the Grafix rub-onz, I was able to create my own unique rub-ons with a personal photograph and some text I typed up in a Word document.
It’s very important to read the directions carefully on the Grafix rub-onz packaging and do a few tests first if this is a new product for you. Just remember to mirror or “flip” your text so that it adheres correctly. You will find in the package there are two different types of sheets, so be sure you print on the correct sheet as the other is the rub-on adhesive. The directions in the package are clear and thorough, so not to fret!
I painted a swatch of white gesso on the journal page where I wanted to place the photograph and once it was dry, I rubbed on my handmade rub-on and the text.
I love how rub-ons give me the freedom to create a journal page that's so personal and special, a true reflection of my own quirky creativity.
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