So, the last time I posted, I talked about Scotch Removable Tape. I just found out about this tape, and I am thrilled. I used it around the outside edges of this piece (in the earlier post, you can see it). In taping around the piece like this, you make sure that none of what you are about to do will get where you don't want it to be. I was going to use pastels in the bottom rectangle and in the "LOVE" area, but wanted to make sure no pastel color got beyond the edges.
As you can see, none did!
I used cosmetic cotton "rounds" and rubbed them on the pastel sticks, then rubbed that color into the watercolor paper. Fun! I think it is a wonderful effect.