Sunday, January 23, 2011

Gesso resist tutorial

This is a little background tutorial. It is actually my favorite way to create backgrounds with just gesso and distressinks.

Gather your supplies: paper, gesso ( any primer will do), old (credit)card, distressinks,pads to sponge ink with.

Smear gesso loosely with your creditcard,do try to not cover entire paper and do not put on a heavy layer.



You could even use a bold stamp or some bubble wrap to stamp gesso with. Let completely dry.



After the gesso has dried,sponge a heavy coat of distress ink on the paper. Do not be afraid to use too much ink, the thicker the ink layer,the better the contrast will be between the ink and the gesso.



When you like the result after sponging, use as background for your project.



I hope you liked the tutorial, let me know if you have any questions!
On my blog you can see the result of the tag with the bubble wrap background.

10 comments:

Silje said...

Thank you! Love this technique! great tag that came out of it as well!

Rosie said...

Wow, it's a wonderful technique. Thank you for sharing

Evil Edna said...

thank you, I my well try this tonight!EE

Jane Wetzel said...

thanks for the great tutorial! love this technqe and your tag is incredibly pretty!

Carol said...

What a great tutorial! I love the colors you've used. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Thanks for the great tutorial, will definitely give it a try.

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Brilliant! Milo, you are truly inspiring!
Val :)

flutterbycrafter said...

Thanks, fantastic tutorial, am going to have a go.

Gez said...

This looks great Moniqui, what a clever idea. Must try this! Love the colours you have chosen.

Autumn Hathaway said...

gesso resist is the best. These colors are divine.