Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Playing with gesso and ATC backgrounds

I had enough left over Solvent Ink and Alcohol background paper from making 4 X 4s that I was able to cut the final strip into ATC sized pieces. So, I decided to play with gesso and make some backgrounds I can use for Valentines or other themes.
Supplies clockwise from lower left:
Craft sheet to protect your work
Substrate (I used the leftover Ink and Alcohol strip cut into ATC size)
Gesso
Wet Wipes
Rubber stamp (I used one I borrowed from my friend Kathy)
Foam brush
Ink your stamp using gesso instead of ink or paint. Stamp immediately.
Using a wet wipe or paper towel, clean the gesso from the rubber right away before it can dry. Be sure to get into all the crevices because gesso has a tendency to fill the holes and once dry, could ruin your stamp.
I stamped two of the ATCsAdd Image and used the masking technique I used on the 4 X 4s on two of the ATCs. Now I need to find a focal image and probably an embellishment to finish these.

4 thoughtful remarks:

Mary said...

Love your ATC's The colors are so pretty and the hert is perfectly placed right in the center.I have never used Gesso but it looks like frun to use. :)

Mary

Halle said...

You always have such wonderfully detailed tutorials! The mask technique ones remind of of tie-dye. Awesome!

The Decorated House, Donna Courtney said...

You've been a breath of fresh air. I need to get more "stuff" out and make happy messes and experiment more.
Donna

"Hands to Work, Hearts to God" said...

You have so much stuff to learn here- will have to come and visit again! Thank you for sharing!