Monday, March 24, 2008

Stamping with Gesso


This is such a fun experiment for me. I've used some gesso and rubber stamp to stamp those images onto the card stock and later inked it with some distress ink. (spice marmalade, tea dye, brushed corduroy, black soot) After inking, use a baby wipe or a damp cloth to lightly wipe over the stamped gesso images. This will wipe off any distress ink on top of the stamped gesso images. (Tip: try not to wipe off too much as this won't give a very good distress look)
Important: Wash or clean your stamp immediately after stamping with gesso. This will avoid any staining on your stamp

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

this is interesting.. is this the same kind of gesso you use to cover a canvas? :O) Nina

scrapperlicious said...

Hi Nina,

Yeap! I think it could be use for canvas too! It's original purpose is meant for smoothing surfaces.

LaY hOoN said...

I must try this. This is cool.

Marsha said...

Definitly gonna be playing with my Gesso!!! LOVE the fun things you do with it

Karla Meursing said...

I find that the gesso I use is so fluid that it becomes very messy… what brand do you use? Any tips on making gesso slightly more dense / dry? (baby powder?).

Karla Meursing said...

I find my gesso too fluid to do this well… the image becomes blotchy and messy. What brand of gesso do you use? Any tips on making gesso slightly more solid (baby powder?)

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