Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Getting Messy with Gesso and Stencils

Hello and good morning..

Today I'm up over on the Scrapbook Steals blog with a little tutorial...

So.... we are going to get messy! I recently discovered Gesso and have fallen in love with the textures and fun ways to play around with it. Today I’m going to share a couple of fun techniques.

 #1 Use Gesso as Paint
Get your supplies: paper, Gesso, foam brush and stencil

 Lay your stencil on the paper, and apply a thin coat of Gesso and let it dry when done.
(I always work on a cardboard surface for my misting and paints so it doesn’t get all over)

 Then add your painted paper as a base to a project for a cool textured look.


#2 Gesso and Misting
Get your supplies: paper, Gesso, foam brush, stencil and Mist

 Then lay your stencil on the paper, and apply a thin coat of Gesso and let it dry when done.

 When it’s done, stagger the stencil design and add a thin layer of misting.

 Once it’s dry it can be used as a base for your project, it also gives a fun “wet” look to your project.


#3 Gesso and Paint
Get your supplies: paper, Gesso, foam brush, stencil and Mist

 Plan a small amount of Gesso and add a few drops of mist to the mix till you get your desired color.

 This is a fun way to make your Gesso match any project you are working on and add some color. Here is the result.

 I LOVE how just that small hint of pink makes a difference.


 Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t be afraid to get messy!

22 comments:

Diana F said...

Love these!! Have you tried embossing paste. I thought I loved gesso til I tried the paste. Oh my! It's a messy addiction these fun little extras.

Missy Whidden said...

Love this, Wendi! Great tutorials, and as always, fabulous cards!

Lisa P said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Love how the last one looks with the pink dots. Turned out perfect.

Nadine (scrappinready) said...

Thank you for sharing! Awesome ideas and beautiful cards.

Chelsea said...

Fun ideas, I especially love the last two!

Jean said...

CooL!

Tracey said...

Fabulous ideas Wendi! Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Haha ~ I'm doing the same thing right now ~ without stencils.

LOVE what you've done!!!

Cheryl Caldwell-Nyboer said...

Let me try this again with the right gmail account. LOL

Haha ~ I'm doing the same thing right now ~ without stencils.

LOVE what you've done!!!

LisaM said...

Love your techniques and cute cards! TFS!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Love what you created! Awesome, awesome cards!!! :)

Carol L said...

This turned out so awesome! I love what you created! I hate making a mess like this, so I'll just enjoy what folks like yourself create with crafting supplies like this! NJ!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwww! These turned out amazing!!! LOVING these!!!!!!

Debbie P said...

Love it! I need to get me some and play! tfs Your projects are fabulous!

Peggy said...

fabulous tutorial Wendi! thanks for the ideas.

Sally Cranney said...

Great tutorials! I love what you've done with the Gesso. Going to have pull mine out and try a few of what you shared.

Caroline said...

Very cool! What fun projects you made:)

Rose said...

well now i need to get some Gesso!!! FAB cards my friend :)

Scrapenabler said...

Love all your projects! It makes me want to give this a try.

petunia670 said...

You make this look so quick & simple & lovely!

Joni Parker said...

Very cute Wendi!! I like to mix paint with Gesso like you did with the mist in #3.

ritabean said...

Love them all.