Hello Creatives. Sarinda here and I am asking you to rethink Gesso in this challenge. I find that I use Gesso a lot in my work and feel it is an amazing tool to utilize. Yes, tool. Not only does is serve as a basic prep to your substrate, it picks up texture of a stencil, use it with a pallet knife, layer it. And if you are using it with inks, sprays, or stains, it will create unique depth to your backgrounds. Even try it on top of lace, fabric, tulle. Play and be free.Sarinda has created a video with several ways of using gesso:
First, my project, then the detail:
Mary, the Stampotique Originals' image I have used here was the first one I purchased, and remains one of my favorites. For this project, I followed a tutorial I found on YouTube, that of Gisele Grenier, although I stopped short of covering all the gesso with paint, as Gisele did. This technique shows engraving into gesso before it is dry, allowing that to dry, then scraping paint over the rough surface with a credit card (or similar tool). I hope you will find time to watch both Sarinda's (above) and Gisele's (below) tutorials. You will find a world of information in both!
I hope you will participate in this week's Stampotique Designers' Challenge and play with some gesso and a stamp (it does not have to be a Stampotique Originals' stamp). Two lucky winners will be randomly drawn at the end of the month and will win a $30 gift certificate toward Stampotique products.
I am pleased that you stopped by today. Both your visits and your comments are important to me.