Sue, years ago when I was playing with rubbings, there was available blocks
of a waxy substance that came in different colors. I think it was called
rubbing wax, actually, and it came in colors plus metallics. It was not as
waxy as crayons, but not sharp like a pencil would be and the block shape
made it possible to cover a large area without tearing the paper. The paper
I had the most luck with was a rice paper or something similar-it's
transluscent, but strong. You can probably find either at a hobby or
art/craft store, or maybe they even have such at these new scrapbooking
places. Good luck with your search, and I'm sorry you lost your brother.
Linda in NC
From: Sue Stewart [mailto:Sue_Stewart@sumner.wednet.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 5:28 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: can you help with this?
I have a question from a fell staffer - does anyone have suggestions?
"This summer I have the opportunity to visit Washington D.C. and see the
Vietnam Memorial. It is customary for people to do rubbings of names on
the memorial. My brother's name is listed, so I would also like to get a
Do you have a recommendation on what type of paper and medium I should use
to get the best results so that I can have that rubbing, along with other