Monday, November 22, 2010

Rub-on transfers are not all created equal

COMMENTS: When I used a new set of rub-ons on my Nyx - Perfect Grey mani the next day, I realized that I'd picked a batch that didn't work well for nail art. These were thicker - more like stickers. They also had some sort of glue on them - not alot, but enough to make the rub-on process less fun. Here is the finished product. I had to use two coats of topcoat because of the thickness of these.

This is the pack they came from. These are all pretty, but too thick. Purchased at Joanne Fabric & Crafts:

And here is the pack that contributed the little green butterflies and flowers (bottom left) to my first rub-on mani. Nice and thin and tranfered easily and completely - a pleasure to work with. Also purchased at Joanne :

And the pack below contributed the days, months, and little green heart. Nice and thin and easy to work with as well. Purchased at Big Lots:

So, I learned a lesson. I need to really try to gage the thickness of the rub-on transfers before purchasing - especially since I don't do any scrapbooking or card making!

UP NEXT: Something blingy


  1. Very cute...3d effect! I found some at big lots that looks like your first picture pack that you bought at Joanne's but these are flat. Can't wait to try them :)

  2. Too thick. Agreed. Hey, you live and learn. Or even live TO learn. As well as learning to live.

  3. They look nice, but I agree, they're a little thick. I guess I should stick with vellum tranfers when I go looking.

  4. They are really beautiful, and I love the final look=), but maybe it really is a bit too thick.

  5. This is a great idea!! I love scrapbooking so I have tons of rub ons!!! Thanks for this!


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