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