Art Journaling 101 Series - Gesso | Clips-n-Cuts
Want to know everything about gesso on art journaling? Learn what is it, why we use it, types of gesso, how to apply it and how different mediums react on it. Let's get started!
1. Gesso cardstock for Arsty Texture! (& Enameling with Crystal Effects/lacquer)
This card was made with Gesso cardstock (which is a super exciting & affordable way to get textured papers that you can stamp on.) The text...
Carla van den Berg, how-to 7 -mixed media technique
How to combine different mixed media techniques.The music is from Aereda and the number is caled 'Sasquatch' .
Mixed Media Layout - Texture and Bling
Hi everyone, Anita here today to share a layout with you. I love to add a lot of texture to my layouts. Normally this means that I add way too much stuff to my pages and then I can't fit them into the page protectors. I have gotten so bad...
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CAROL NELSON FINE ART BLOG
In this painting, I sought to depict the vastness of the western landscape. I love the colors in the sky. This painting is sold, but I can paint another version for you. (SOLD)
Acrylic & Mixed Media - Part 1 of 3. how-to tutorial by Caroline Jernigan
Acrylic & Mixed Media using texture - Completing both Part 1 and Part 2 are required as a study in order to complete and understand techniques covered in Pa...
day fifteen: gesso
Don't ask me about the scientific properties of gesso. All I know is: it works for me. I lay gesso down on nearly everything as a first layer. I love it's quality of resisting acrylic. A nice dry gessoed surface can be painted with acrylic and sprayed with water and...
Gesso Goodness by Susan Roberts
A couple of months ago here in the CLASSroom, Ellen featured 3 beautiful tags that she created using Gesso. I had never used it before but was so inspired after seeing her tags, that I knew I was going to...
I have received several emails regarding what I referred to as a "gesso wash" on the frames in my last post. As you all know I love old world finishes. Well, gesso is as old world as they come. Ancient Egyptians used it as a base for wall paintings and to coat wooden artifacts. Gesso is a thick substance, somewhere between plaster and paint. Artist use it to prep their canvases. You can find it at artist supply or craft stores. Gesso can be any combination of binder (glue), whiting, chalk or…