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…； wellpersonalized gifts for him， 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. ？personalised gifts
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：
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.
We also want to share a few great projects and close-ups where the Parchment Rub-Ons take center stage and look so terrific.
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.
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.
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. ？
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.
After reading?Anni Albers ‘Common Object’ Jewelry,?Lydia Wills wrote an inspiring email that is a perfect, if inadvertent, post for ‘the improvised life’. It’s like a bedtime story for grown-ups (with an amazing ending in bold.)
It’s easy to fall into the trap of buying her the same presents every year and she’s probably wanting you to surprise her this year. Take a look at the items included in our list of gift sets for women and we’re certain that you’ll find that present for her which is sure to make her smile from ear to ear.