7gypsies Parchment Rub-On

New Release – 7gypsies Architextures™ Parchment Rub-Ons

So you may have heard a bit about the new collection from 7gypsies…well, if you have not, you are in for a wonderful treat and you can find out all about the entire collection – 7gypsies Architextures™ … but come back, come back! We are going to talk about one of the most unique elements in the entire collection on the blog today and you will so not want to miss it – Parchment Rub-Ons. 7gypsies has always had wonderful rub-ons and they always had a great, vintage design feel… well, wait till you get your hands on this new type of rub-on! Yes, something really and truly new. Each sheet has over 150 different designs and some of them are as big as 6-7.” When applied, they look like an old stamp with distressed ink.  If you were to pick up all these stamps, you might spend a fortune, so these rubbings are a great alternative or a great way to fill in with the stamps you already have.  

7gypsies Parchment Rub-Ons architextures

Single sheet that measures 16″x24″ – pressure release ink.

So OUT with the little sheet of rub-on art and IN with a full sheet of parchment paper that is literally filled top to bottom and side to side with vintage art; the sheet size is 16″ x 24.” Here are a few things you might want to know about this great, new craft product from 7gypsies:

  • wide array of classic art in a vintage style
  • assorted words, sayings and design
  • the ink is a permanent distressed black
  • there are over 150 designs per style
  • there are 5 different versions currently of parchment rub-ons – live, pose, grow, build and inspire
parchment rub on canvas

Rub-Ons are terrific on canvas and other tightly woven fabric.

  • simply cut out a piece of art and rub it onto your art surface
  • the art works the best on paper, cardboard, slick paper, glass, gessoed canvas, un-finished canvas, raw wood, 7gypsies Artboard and more… we have found it works great on other surfaces too.  Keep in mind – the art is so detailed that open weave surfaces are not the best choice.

    parchment rub on 7gypsies

    Rub-Ons look terrific on cardboard or recycled papers.

  • apply with a tip, flat object or even you fingernail
  • hold in place with your fingers or painter’s tape
  • you can apply just one or layer more than one piece of art to create dimension
  • fold up and slip back in the bag the art you did not use
  • you can also use the entire sheet as decoupage paper, simply apply onto a surface and cover with your favorite decoupage medium and… wow! the look is amazing.

Are you intrigued yet, we sure hope so?  Ewelina created a very fun video where she explores how to use the parchment rubons, what worked best and you can see them in action.  Ewelina shows how it works on 7 different surfaces.  Each looks a bit different and the more slick the surface the more you need to really hold or tape the parchment into place to make sure it stays in place while you rub it onto the surface.

There are 5 different styles to choose from – Grow, Inspire, Build, Pose, Live – each one has over 150 different pieces of art, great sayings and small accent pieces.

7gypsies Parchment Rub On

We also want to share a few great projects and close-ups where the Parchment Rub-Ons take center stage and look so terrific.

7gypsies Artboard and Parchment Rub-On

7gypsies Artboards are great for showing off your mixed media projects.

You can rub them onto the new 7gypsies Architextures™ Artboards and then mist over them and they create the perfect resist for the Glimmer Mist Paint.  Add a little heat with your heat gun and you get wonderful metallic waves through your piece without hurting the rub-on or the Artboard and it looks amazing.

Architextures Numbers Paper with Glimmer Mist and Parchment Rub On

Heat up Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to bring out the mica colors – amazing!!

Parchment Rub-Ons are terrific on paper and you can then mist them or add color to the art without changing it at all and the art shows through with a sheer or semi-opaque mist.  Add a little heat and the gold stands out beautifully.

Archtitextures Rub-Ons and Vintage Door

Mixed Media Journals are just better with 7gypsies Architextures – you can even use the packaging. The entire collection is filled with great sayings and fun little details you can add.

Something you might not know about the entire Architextures™  Collection… the packaging on almost all items can be used in your craft projects too.  Lena not only used the rub-ons in the layout above, but she cut up pieces from the inside covers where you will find wonderful sayings that you can add to your journal page, layouts, cards and more.  

7gypsies rub-on

The full sheet is folded into this little bag, which is perfect for storing the cut or folded sheet after each use. Don’t forget to use the quotes on the packaging.

If you are looking for a new product that will give you loads of exciting artwork to play with, these vintage style rubbings are just the ticket.  

Leave the gypsies a little comment below on what you think of their new Parchment Rub-Ons and one lucky winner will get a set of all 5 styles to try out for themselves.  Just leave us a message and add #parchmentrubons.



Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

'New Release – 7gypsies Architextures™ Parchment Rub-Ons' have 6 comments

  1. March 31, 2017 @ 9:14 am Jackie Peduzzi

    WOW! WOW! Yes please!! I have always been a huge fan of rub ons but these are like nothing I have ever seen! And Oh the endless possibilities! I love the amazing vintage style and the overall distressed look. Love the ideas of misting, adding color and heat setting. Super awesome projects! Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to get these in my craft room!


  2. March 31, 2017 @ 10:57 am Deb

    Those parchment rub-ons look amazing. I can think of so many uses – art journal, planner, cards. My mind is buzzing.


  3. March 31, 2017 @ 11:01 am Deb B

    Forgot to add #parchmentrubons to my comment above.


  4. March 31, 2017 @ 11:32 am Jackie Peduzzi

    #parchmentrubons My last comment was awaiting moderation and I remembered that I didn’t add the hashtag! Sorry! I guess I was just so excited about the rub-ons that I forgot! 🙂


  5. April 3, 2017 @ 6:47 am Barb macaskill

    ? ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ THE Architextures line! #parchmentrubons are absolutely amazing! Total awesomeness that is going to change my life! TFS!


  6. April 3, 2017 @ 7:01 am Lynn H. Slotkin

    I hoard 7 gypsies rub-ons! They are my inspiration, finishing touch and go-to element to add the look I love- layered, vintage and slightly mysterious. With the addition of these large parchment sheets, I can branch out into bigger pieces! I have art journals and planners, as well as my canvases and mixed media projects I’d love to add to! Can’t wait to try them!!!??


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