Thursday, 22 January 2015

Creating with Gesso

This is a stamped panel that I have made for Craft Stamper magazine's Take It Make It Challenge. It started off as a square of coaster board and I have added layers of gesso, sponged inks and stamping.

I started off by covering the background in gesso that I applied with a plastic knife. I then sponged inks on the panel and stamped the ink splatters with Stampin' Up's Gorgeous Grunge. The flowers are from SU's Peaceful Petals set and the writing is from a stamp that came free with the magazine last year. The flowers were stamped on tissue paper and brushed on the background with Crystal Effects. I think that the ripped edges of the tissue add to the overall effect and I really enjoyed the gradual process of building up the layers. Of course, I was completely covered in gesso and ink at the end of it! April x


  1. Sounds like you had fun creating this .... with fabulous results! Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ...... good luck! Linda xx

  2. Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

  3. Beautiful... love to use in so many ways...thank you for joining in at the Take it, Make it Challenge xxx


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