8 Creative Ways to Use Rub-On Transfers

The Beach is Calling Rub-on Transfers

By Tanya Scrap


“Hello dear G45ers!

Sharing a video on HOW TO use the new Graphic 45 Rub-On Transfers. I used the one from THE BEACH IS CALLING collection. 

I love how versatile rub-ons are, they can be used on various surfaces and you can even layer them on your projects.  



In this video I used them on:

PATTERN PAPER from the collection (but you can use cardstock too, I would suggest using the smooth side depending on the type of cardstock you have). Use a light colour paper or cardstock so that you can see the image when transferred.


ACETATE with LAYERING – I adhered a piece of acetate behind the frame. I placed the rub-on I wanted to use on top and then cut out a piece to apply to it. I then cut the starfishes and layered them on top. 


FABRIC – I used unbleached linen. 


WOOD – I used it on this ship which is made from wood. This will also work on any wooden piece, preferably a flat surface.


GLASS – I used a little glass vial but any glass vial, bottle or jar would work, make sure the surface is smooth.


PAINTED SURFACE – I used a glass vial for this as well. I prepped the bottle with gesso and then painted it with chalk paint. Make sure that the bottle is completely dry after painting before applying the rub-on.


PATTERN PAPER and FUSSY CUTTING – Apply the rub-on onto the paper and then simply cut it out. Great use for extra embellishments on your project.


ACETATE and FUSSY CUTTING – Apply the rub-on onto the acetate and then simply cut it out. 


Thanks for stopping by!”

Tanya Scrap

Happy Papercrafting!


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