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Using Parchment Rub Ons in your art journal

The Architextures™ Parchment Rub-Ons is a great item to use in many of your craft projects.
Crew Member Marie Johansson used elements from the “Build” Parchment for a simple, yet eye-catching Art Journal spread about her creative goals for 2018.

parchment rub ons art journal mixed media architextures

Let’s start with describing what you get in just one pack of the Parchment Rub-ons and then what makes them unique.  A Rub-On pack includes a single sheet of 16″x24″ parchment paper that is filled with over 150 different pieces of art in a wide range of shapes and sizes and includes words, sayings and icons.  The art is all vintage in design with a look of engraving and hand-drawn art of the past.  The art is printed with a special pressure sensitive ink that makes it easy to release with a flat object.  The special ink works best on paper, canvas and surfaces with a bit of texture, but quite flat.  This allows the detail of each piece to be applied to the surface.

7gypsies Parchment Rub-On

Parchment Rub-On

Each piece of art is best applied by cutting it from the sheet and applying with a flat tool with strong, strokes, making sure to capture all the details.  You can cut up the art and store it in the polybag or carefully fold up the sheet for storage.

  • one 16″x24″ sheet of parchment with pressure sensitive art
  • 5 different styles – Grow, Live, Inspire, Build and Pose
  • Over 150 pieces of art per pack
  • Apply them to paper or canvas with a flat object
  • Use smooth, deep pressure to rub them on
  • Cut the pieces up and store them or re-fold the sheet and store in polybag
  • sheet can also be used as a decoupage paper and applied onto a wide range of surfaces.

Marie use the Architextures™ Vintage Spiral Book – 5″X7″ Ledger, as on of her Art Journals. This spread was easily created with a combination of a thin layer of white gesso, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and the rub ons. Simple but yet stylish.


Now, let’s allow Marie to talk about her project…


I try to write down my creative goals for each year. I found sentiments in the ‘Build’ Rub Ons set that will fit perfect as my goals for 2018 – that gave me the idea for this spread.

parchment rub ons art journal mixed media architexturesGiving your ledger pages a thin coat of gesso is a good idea if you use wet mediums such as mists or paints.
That way you prevent the colors from bleeding trough the pages.
parchment rub ons art journal mixed media architexturesDon´t be afraid to show off your handwriting – here I scribbled both wordings and some random details.

parchment rub ons art journal mixed media architexturesI used these products from Canvas Corp Brands:
7gypsies Architextures™ Vintage Spiral Book – 5″X7″ Ledger
7gypsies Architextures™ Parchment Rub-On – Build
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Apple
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Caper Green
Tattered Angels Simply Sheer – Classy Green


Be sure to visit Marie in social media for more inspiring projects with Canvas Corp Brands Products.



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.

'Using Parchment Rub Ons in your art journal' have 2 comments

  1. January 5, 2018 @ 4:31 am GIBONIK

    looks great!!!


  2. January 8, 2018 @ 11:54 am Julia Cotrim

    Hi Marie, thankd for sharing with us! Love your project! 🙂


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