New Gesso Art Surfaces for Rebelle Available

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Brand new gesso papers - a combination of the beauty of the past and painting experiment - have been a new addition to Rebelle's collection of art surfaces. We have prepared nine textured gesso bases on wood, canvas, and cardboard in three paper sets: Gesso Fine, Gesso Medium, and Gesso Rough

What is Gesso?

Gesso paint is one of the most traditional materials used for preparing the surface for painting. It was originally a mixture of glue, plaster, and added pigment. Due to its low flexibility, it was only applied to solid surfaces such as wooden boards. In addition to beautiful paintings, gesso was also used before decorating with gold leaf.

Artists applied gesso in many thin layers, creating an extremely high-quality base. Nowadays, it is also used as a basis for painting on canvas or cardboard. Gesso is much more flexible with the addition of glycerin or acrylic, making it possible to experiment with many textures of different grain sizes.

Gesso has been used in art for many centuries and we are happy to present this new type of artistic background as one of many Rebelle surfaces.

Gesso Fine

These papers with a subtle brush texture were created as an attempt to imitate the brush texture of old paintings with new methods. It contains paper with the fine texture of splattered plaster, paper with the swirling movement of a paintbrush, and paper with more pronounced wavy strokes. Combined with Rebelle color pigments and NanoPixel technology, every drawing and painting reaches a new artistic dimension.

Gesso Fine paper set contains 3x gesso fine papers:
Pen on EX31 Gesso Fine paper

Watercolor on EX32 Gesso Fine paper

Oil on EX33 Gesso Fine paper

Gesso Medium

The papers were created by painting on wood, cardboard, and canvas. Each paper is unique and adds a variety of painterly details down to the NanoPixel level to the original texture of the material. These papers are suitable for drawing with pencil, pastel, ink, and various watercolor and oil experiments.

Gesso Medium paper set contains 3x gesso medium papers:
Sumi-e on EX34 Gesso Medium paper

Pen on EX35 Gesso Medium paper

Oil on EX35 Gesso Medium paper with NanoPixel detail

Pencil on EX36 Gesso Medium paper

Gesso Rough

Gesso Rough papers were created by painting a thick impasto layer on cardboard with various paint brushes and spatulas. The set contains a distinctive brush texture, a texture imitating the surface of a stone, and a texture reminiscent of a mixture of natural materials. The papers are suitable for oils, watercolors, and bold ink and pencil drawings. As with all Rebelle paper, the texture scale is adjustable.

Gesso Rough paper set contains 3x gesso rough papers:
Pen on EX37 Gesso Rough paper

Watercolor on EX38 Gesso Rough paper

Oil on EX39 Gesso Rough paper

Buy All Three & Get $6 OFF

Complete your collection of Rebelle papers with these brand-new gesso surfaces and get a $6 discount. The discount will be automatically applied during the checkout after Gesso Fine, Gesso Medium, and Gesso Rough paper sets are added to the cart. The offer is valid until May 24th, 2023. Shop the gesso papers now:

How Are the Papers for Rebelle Created?

The ultra-realistic papers, canvases, and lithography stones are an absolute gem. When creating these assets, we look for a suitable contrast in texture to capture the characteristics of the fibers, which create a unique structure every time. Papers and canvases are not a simple copy of reality. They are new textured images created with respect to the original pattern and behave realistically like real paper while painting in Rebelle.

Buy new full-color papers for US $14.99 each or get all available full-color sets in a bundle for a special price. Full-color papers and canvases are compatible with version 5.0 and later.

In addition, we are offering more than 30 paper sets compatible with previous Rebelle versions as well (3.0 and later). Every set contains three different papers, canvases, or lithography stones.

Enjoy many creative moments with Gesso papers!
Your Escape Motions Team


Papers, canvases, and lithography stones are exclusive assets for Rebelle software. They were created by Lubomir Zabadal, an expert in traditional art media and assistant professor at UKF University, Slovakia.


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