Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Gesso and Acrylic Paint to Create Textures

This is a technique which I've used on a chipboard embellishment in one of my layout. I wanted to create a dimensional look on the topiary chippies. Therefore, I experimented it with some white gesso and acrylic paint.


Here are the steps for this technique.


1) The supplies needed for this technique are some chipboard pieces, white gesso, some metallic acrylic paint and a sponge.


2) Apply the white gesso onto the surface of the chipboard piece using a sponge. Apply the gesso generously to get the dimensional effect. Use the dabbing motion when you apply the gesso. Let it dry.


3) Use a brush and paint a layer of metallic acrylic paint on top of the gesso surfaces. This will give it a metallic finish look.


Try this technique in your next project! Have fun!  

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4 comments:

Shona said...

oooo that looks amazing :) wow

Gabby said...

Very nice pieces! ? Do you need to seal it with anything so the gesso doesn't crumble and fall off? Thx. :)

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

Hi Gabby, you do not need to seal it as the moist from the metallic acrylic paint act as a medium that holds the gesso to the bare chipboard which is not covered with any finishing on its surfaces.

Sylvia said...

great technique...love the result. tfs.
sylvia

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