I am not a painter so haven't had experience with the myriad of products out there to use. I was interested in something that would be uncomplicated to use to give my painted pages a bit of texture and I've found it in Studio gesso. It goes on smoothly and is very easy to work with. I like it very much.
I used the gesso as a base for oil pastels. It dried beautifully, and quickly, the coverage was excellent. Ranger has made another great product
This product is a must for anyone who likes to have that distressed look to their projects!