Hi, friends! Today I want to share a little tutorial how to use the drawing gum in your mixed media projects – scrapbook layouts, art journals, travelbooks. It’s cheep and will last you for a long time. I use a drawing gum Pébéo (45 ml) and still haven’t use the half of it.
The drawing gum has the greyish colour and the consistency of water. You can easily rub it with an eraser or your finger off. And I want to warn you to use the old synthetic brush because this liquid sticks to the brush badly. I don’t want to use the solvent at home, so I just put my brush in water after using it and then I scratch it with my nail to clean.
I’ve been using it in my projects quite a long time. And I made a tutorial about it for Pop & Colours
. Usually I use a stencil to apply it on the paper but this time I wanted to try something new – a chipboard. I just put some of the drawing gum on my chipboard and stamped it on the paper.
Let it dry a bit or use your heat gun. It dries quickly. Try to make a thin layer because it is easier to rub it off. Even a thin layer will do well!
Now you can add watercolour or sprays.
Let it dry completely. In other way you can damage the paper
while trying to rub the drawing gum off. Use your finger or eraser to remove it.
After that I added some gesso.
And at last I cut my paper into six cards. I like this way of making ATCs especially when I make the background by my own 🙂
I used quite simple embellishments – painted chipboard, buttons, some stamps and washi tapes.