About Gravestone Rubbing Supplies

Rubbing gravestones is a rich rewarding experience for both the novice and the professional artist. The universal practice of rubbing gravestones and other markers if done properly and in accordance with local and state regulations does not harm stones or monuments. As with any art or craft project, the proper tools must be used. A special formula is used to make our long-lasting, heat resistant Oldstone 1/8 lb. cupcake shaped waxes. We work exclusively with a manufacturer to produce our Abaqa brand paper which is cut into 24 by 36 inch pieces. The cotton fibers woven into the paper make it malleable so that a gravestone can easily be wrapped with it in preparation for rubbing. Together our wax and paper are the proper basic ingredients needed to do beautiful rubbings.