Monday, 11 August 2008
Gesso is a brilliant medium to use on your art work - a large tub costs about £5 - it can be used as a primer on wood/metal and canvas and in various ways to age and enhance your work - I've shown just a few ways today - there are many more uses.
For this example I used an alchol ink background - put about 2 teaspoons of gesso in a spray and added 4 teaspoons of water - just sprayed on and let it dry. Love the gungy look it gives to the background.
These are examples of how a "coffee cup stain" can be added to your work - all I did was paint the bottom of a glass with Gesso and stamp it.
I have used some of my stamps for these examples Gesso stamps really well but be sure to clean your stamps straightaway or you'll ruin them!!!
For this example I prepared my card to completion then washed over with a thin coat of Gesso I left it a little while to partially dry - about ten minutes then swiped over it with a babywipe - this brought off some of the Gesso but leaves a dreamy look.
For this last one I prepared my card - put vaseline over key areas of my work - painted with Gesso - once fully dry I wiped over the card with kitchen roll - this brought off all the Gesso and vaseline that was on my key areas. I love the finished look