Saturday, May 29, 2010

Distressed Gesso

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Distressed Gesso is another background technique that with just a few supplies you can turn out some wonderful background papers. Gesso, Distress Ink Pads and either book paper or ugly scrapbook papers are all you need. It's a matter of splotching the gesso on thinly, drying and then layering the distress ink colours that make this background work.

First though, some more samples from the previous Transfer onto fabric and hand-beading atc class.

"untitled"...

"Allure"...

"Senseless"...


Now for the Distress Gesso atc's.

"Handle with care"...


"Serene"...

"Remember"..."Vintage Love"...


More to come....

8 comments:

Sherry Goodloe said...

Huuummm, I'm going to have to try this gesso technique. Thanks for sharing! Your pieces came out just great!!

Linda Cain said...

Looks like great fun! TFS!

Martina2801 said...

Exquisitely crafted! So beautiful.
I love this gesso technique!

Kindle said...

Awesome! It's all wonderful. I can't wait to try this gesso technique of yours. Thank you for sharing.

Jen Crossley said...

Look's an amazing techinque Kelsey.Love them all.

Chris said...

Okay, you always are SO creative in your techniques. Gesso? Holy cow.

These are fab.

Samantha Marshall said...

They're fantastic-love this technique!!!!

Betty said...

I discovered your blog from a link on Wendy Vecchi's page--and I'm so glad I did!! These are wonderful! Thanks for sharing some great techniques.