Tuesday, July 29, 2014


The technique for this fortnight uses gesso, a deeply corrugated card and Ranger Distress Stains.  When you use gesso first on a background, the colours that you apply after will be affected because of the different absorption properties of gesso compared to a plain card background.  For this reason, I prefer to use gesso on only parts of a background so you can get a great contrast effect with the colours that you use on top as some will be on gesso and some will be on untreated card.  Love how easy the Distress Stains are to use for this technique.  A water spritz bottle will help to spread the Distress Stain on the card too, especially as this particular card that I'm using for the background is so heavily corrugated with very deep channels.  Also received my Dina Wakley "All the girls" stamps and love how they stamp onto coloured scrapbook paper.
"Contemplation"... (Rusty Hinge and Picked Rasberry)
"Strong"... (Peacock Feathers and Gathered Twigs.  Also used some of the
Ice Resin Enamels on both the card on the right hand side as well
as coating the brad with it - looks great!)
"Beauty is not caused"... (Faded Jeans and Walnut Stain - notice how the
Faded Jeans has turned a lavender colour when it goes over the gesso.)
"Nest Builder"... (Evergreen bough & small amount of Walnut Stain)
These ones below are from the previous class "Glue Scribble Distress". 
This one's my favourite!!!
"Chop Chop"...
"If you wait"...
"Educated Weed"...

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