Playing with Rub-ons, Watercolors & Gesso
Sometimes it's fun to play around and get messy. I was inspired by the amazing Garden Girl Wilna one afternoon and created this fun page using rub-ons, watercolors and gesso. I love the effect of the watercolors around the rub-ons and the gesso helps to tone everything down and creates a pretty background for my photo.
I used the rub-ons from the Studio Calico Lemonlush collection and added in a few of the wood veneer elements and gold foil leaves for more interest around my page. I also watercolored a few white butterflies I cut with my silhouette for movement and dimension on the page.
The rub-ons kind of act like a resist and pop out around the watercolors. The gesso provides a little softening and coverage over the rub-ons. I love the effect!
Are you a fan of rub-ons? Give this technique a try! It's super fun!