Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Stenciling with Gesso

This is another fun technique using gesso. It gives quite a similar effect as stamping with gesso except that this time, you could use any stencils that you can find lying around in your stash.


To use this technique, simply just get a scrap cardboard piece and use it to apply your gesso onto the stencil as above. (Tip: make sure you get the gesso into all the details on the stencil and work quickly on this as you would want to wash your stencil immediately afterwards to avoid any staining)

When it's dry, simply just dab on some distress ink and stamped some images or quotes using some dye inks or solvent ink.

7 comments:

Daria said...

Thank you for the tutorial. This looks wonderful.

Diane said...

You've inspired me - I'm off to work with gesso.
Fabulous ATC for spring.

Nicole said...

aha!! neat idea!!

Hanny said...

What e great idea, I love this technique and certainly i will try this sometime.
Thanks, Hanny.

Nina said...

ok.. this almost looks like the distress inks were there first because your gesso image is soo clean on the edges of the vine? I guess you could do both...lol... on my list!

Marsha said...

Ohhhhh, gotta try it. Thanks for the tip

loulou said...

Irene I just stumbled upon this blog which researching ATCs. Your work is fabulous and you are so generous to provide all the techniques so learner drivers like me can improve our skills. Thank-you very much.

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