Monday, May 14, 2018

Using Clear Gesso

Hello friends! I'm fairly new to the mixed media art world, so I'm having a lot of fun experimenting with different products and discovering techniques to use in my card making. Today I want to share a card I created with Clear Gesso as the base.

The wonderful thing about Clear Gesso is that it doesn't change the color of your paper at all, but it gives you a surface that's slightly textured and holds the paints, inks, watercolors you apply so they won't soak into your paper right away.

When I tried to replicate the look on plain white card stock I found :
  1. The color didn't spread nearly as far - the center is dark/the edges are light - uneven color
  2. The color isn't as vibrant as it soaked into the paper
  3. The paper has a bit of "pill" to it
  4. It doesn't look like watercolor like the above panel does

For step by step instructions on creating this card: Visit today's post on the Cropstop blog.

Supplies and Tools:
Embossing Folder: Lattice (Creative Expressions)
Embossing Powder: Midnight Black, White
Ink: Broken China/Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide, Spun Sugar/Picked Raspberry/ Spiced Marmalade Distress Crayons, Versamark Watermark, Tuxedo Black Ink (Tsukineko)
Mixed Media: Clear Gesso (Art Basics)
Stamps: Blossom (Tim Holtz), Script (Stampin' Up)
Tool: Small Paintbrushes, Sponge Daubers, Splatter Brush

This post linked to:
Make My Monday - Hint of Summer to come
Time Out Challenge - Quote (Below)


meg said...

Love the pastel tones and the beautiful flowers, thank you for joining us at MMM.

Jill V said...

I love the way your soft colours and floral images combine with that geometric textured background! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

sweetpea said...

I love this card, the colour and design. Thanks for sharing it with us at MMM challenge Janet DT

Cazro said...

A gorgeous card, elegant and pretty. So pleased you played along with us at MMM. Caz DT.