Tuesday, July 03, 2012

UK Scrappers Blog Hop

Hi, and welcome to the UKS blog hop! If you are visiting from the UKScrappers Sponsor Blog Hop you may have come from  Art from The Heart, and landed here on my desk!.
I thought I would show you how one of my current loves of the moment using Gesso as a background medium in one of my journals.
I use Studio Gesso as it is just the right consistency for layering through stencils, and to stamp. I used a large 12 x12 Crafter's Workshop stencil and placed it onto the page,  putting a small amount of Gesso on top of it, and using an old credit card, swiped it gently across the top of the stencil smoothing it down till I was happy with the result. Make sure you wash the stencil or mask immediately as it dries hard and will ruin the stencil!

 I did let it dry overnight, but if you are impatient, then just use a heat tool to dry it.
I then sprayed graduating colours of Dylusions sprays..loving the brightness of these sprays, and again allowed it to dry naturally. You get much more intensity of colour than if you dried it with paper towel or a heat gun .


Taking a few word stamps from The Artistic Stamper, I sponged a layer of Gesso onto them and stamped randomly in the corner. I let this dry, and stamped again on top with on top with Archival inks.



I also randomly stamped the sequin waste stamp with Vermillion and Monarch Orange Archival to add more texture to the page.


I do hope you will try stamping and creating with gesso, it is a very satisfying technique :))

Please do comment and don't forget to leave your UKS name too, so that we can see that you have been...there are lots of prizes to be had, including £15.00 worth of stamps from The Artistic Stamper :))
I have also generated a 10% off voucher as a gift for you at The Artistic Stamper which will be valid for a week... just use the code UKS in the discount voucher box when you check out :))

Your next stop after commenting (and BE SURE TO MENTION YOUR UKS USER NAME in your comment) is Beautiful Impressions .  
If you lose your way, hop to the UKS post  to see the whole linked list. Be sure to reply in that thread when you complete the hop!
Happy Blog hopping!
Hugs

114 comments:

Olive said...

Oh! This is so bright and funky. I love the way the gesso resists the spray ink.- UKS Freedom

Anita said...

Stunning, soooo vibrant! I have never used Gesso before, but it looks like fun!
UKS anita m

Scrapping4fun said...

gorgeous going to try that! uks alison-lee

Liz said...

Love this - UKS cottonscraps

Suzy said...

This is.just fab, never thought of using gesso like this.uks name suzycad

jill said...

Thanks for the tips & planting more ideas in my head to try ,lol
uks lemonblossom

cathy0536 said...

Lovely stencil and v bright! Cathy0536

BEX said...

What a great idea and such gorgeous results. I must try this out. Thank you. UKS scrap3d

sutty said...

Wow all that beautiful colour - definitely given this technique a go and really layering the inks on over the gesso mask - it is a gorgeous project thank you for sharing sutty

pmk said...

I absolutely love the colours on this - thanks for showing something completely different! pmk

HilaryB said...

Fabulous. Love the zingy colours. Tigerlady

fatmonica said...

Love the texture the gesso gives,and orange/purple,my favourite combination!UKS fatmonica

hotpotato said...

what a great idea. hotpotato

Cheryl said...

Love the bright colours. I've used gesso on canvas, but not through a stencil, will have to have a go with that
Cherry390

Ali said...

so effective and vibrant - love the word stamps too.

Barbara said...

Looks fab. UKS Barbaraj

vixen said...

I have tried texture paste through stencils but don't think I have used Gesso this way for a long time I love the effect you got and the bright colours you have used make it so cheery and eye catching from boland :) x

Helen said...

love the bright vibrant colours, great effect. Helen_a78

Amy said...

Very artistic! My name is A_M_Y on UKS.

kim said...

So clever. Kim on UKS

Bernice Hopper said...

Loving the hop. Well I would with a UKS name of hopberni

Karen said...

Lovely, a great use for gesso (I usually just cover a blank page with it !! lol) Kitty Crafts (UKS)

lintsi said...

thanks for the tutorial - i love the bright colors! UKS lintsi

Suzanne said...

Great technique and wonderfully vibrant project too. fruitysuet.

Ali said...

Oooh this is lush! I love the bright colours of Dylusions and the gesso effect is fabulous. :)

UKS Alipeeps

Helen said...

This is a great stop on the blog hop - I've never visited your blog before but I'm delighted to have found it now. Thanks. Weehaggis

Patty said...

Fantastic! And I actually do have this mask so will give it a go later today ... good job it's raining, eh?

K said...

WOW, wonderful colours & technique.
UKS Sylphraven

Christine said...

I like using gesso with masks but have never tried it with Dylusion inks - will have to give that a go as I love what you have done here.

(UKS - chrisrydal)

Trish said...

Looks great!
UKS Chick

patcrafts said...

Thanks for the tutorial, love everything about this will have to give it a go

chris said...

Love this effect, can't wait to try it. Thank you

Chris
Dippy D - UKS

new2this said...

Great way to get texture on a page .. and I agree, the sprays are very bright!! UKS new2this

Tinker said...

Thanks for a fantastic tutorial. The word Gesso has always frightened me but nowi feel confident to give it a go. UKS TinkerHamilton

Mole said...

Wow! Love this, hadn't thought of using my gesso like this. Will add to my growing list of things to try! Mole - UKS

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Wondered what I should do with the gesso in the cupboard (hope it is not solid now) Thanks
Scrappy~Sarah

Jo_annepinc said...

That's stunning, added gesso to my shopping list!

Anne said...

Very beautiful. Thank you for inspiring us !
anne88 on UKS

Maggie said...

I've only used gesso a couple of times so far but your easy to follow tutorial means I'll have more confidence next time. Great ideas, many thanks.
Maggie B @ UKS

butterfly said...

I've just started playing with Gesso - magic ingredient. Haven't stamped with it yet, so this is great inspiration. Love the layered techniques. UKS flutterby69

lizzylou said...

what a great idea id never thought of using gesso through a stencil, im definately going to give this a go. and the colours are beautidul thankyou Uks lizzylou

Lelly said...

Love it - will definitely be having a go at this
UKS lelly

elenigratsia said...

Beautiful technique! My UK name is egratsia ...

Alison said...

Beautiful colours - fantasticly vibrant! Love the layering techniques ... UKS Alibri

Jibba Jabba said...

I really must try this technique, it looks fab - Jibba Jabba UKS

Ifa said...

I have gesso, I have plenty of masks...must try this. Thank you for sharing. UKS Ifa

Dawn said...

Loving all the different techniques across the hop!

Kat said...

Never used gesso myself, really looks great and I'll have to look into this!! :D

Thanks for the tutorial!

UKS: Kat

Sue said...

Must try gesso it looks really good especially with those colours - sue1952

karen said...

must have more of a play with my gesso, Great inspiration

Sharon said...

I think I may have to try this - the colours are beautiful. scraprookie

Yolanda said...

Stunning, will have to get get the gesso and inks and have a play :)
UKS - Scrappyyo

Lynne Vowles said...

I love the effect of ink stamping after gesso stamoing.
Beadmad x

GlitteryKatie said...

OH wow Jennie I love this technique thank you for the deets! UKS Katie

Mini said...

Love those colours!
Thank you.
MiniOwner x

Jayne in Norfolk said...

Beautiful and bright and another technique for me to learn

UKS jaykay

Sian said...

This is fun, vibrant and pretty, it really is gorgeous! I love gesso but I've not tried this before. Lovely. Sian x UKS name Violaceous

littlenat said...

Thanks for sharing this - I've always wanted to use gesso but not sure on technique. Now I know!

nerllybird said...

Wow, those colours look amazing, I so want some of these inks (I've got the black one, lol). Gesso stamping technique on my to-do list!
Nerlly

sam said...

goin to jump right in and try this : )
bubble460

sixofone aka Leah said...

This is gorgeous, so bright and summery. Almost makes up for the awful weather. UKS sixofone

Jennie said...

Lovely messy project! Thanks for sharing. Jencrafts x

Rosiemac said...

Love these idea - and the tips for drying the inks. TFS Rosiemac

susibee said...

Wow! fab, must give this a go. Thanks for sharing. Susibee

Lousette said...

Stunning - love the colours. Will have to give this technique a try. UKS Lousette

Summer Sunflower said...

I love your techiques you have used, they are fabulous!!

UKS NAME Summer Sunflower

melissa cruickshank said...

Great technique!!!!

furrypig said...

ooh I am so tempted to try using gesso now fab tutorial, furrypig

Dee said...

Oooooh I love that - I'm going to give that a go tonight. Craftdee

Lynne said...

Must get my Gesso out which sadly I have hardly ever used. More messy play!!! UK name retired nana

Laura G said...

Love the colours you've used!
UKS Laura Godfrey

Bush Girl said...

Stunning, absolutely! thanks for the inspiration. UKS Bush Girl

tape said...

I've dabbled a bit with gesso but you've inspired me to do more of it!

Lynne said...

I do like this- gorgeous colours UKS Lynne

Bush Girl said...

Ooops, my comment had an error on it. Beautiful project, thank you for sharing. UKS Bush Girl

Flossyjamba said...

ooh pretty! I'll have to have a go with gesso. Loving the blog hop ! UKS Flossyjamba x

Jimjams said...

That's just gorgeous - I love the effects people create with gesso, stencils and misting inks - I'm just too impatient I guess!
Jemma aka Jimjams x

KraftyKaren said...

Really lovely - I am not really into messy crafting but wouldn't mind giving something like this a go.

Karen

UKS name - Badgerleader

Lou said...

Gorgeous, have that mask so might have to try this.

Lou@CCW

Chell said...

Loving the messy play must get messy more often.... Stunning

UKS GOSIE

Jules said...

Fabulous! I'm definitely giving this technique a go :D Yorkshirelass

Karen said...

Ooo! wow! love the colours in this. Am a Gesso virgin but might be tempted to have a go now!! :D
PinkSparklyScrapper

Glen said...

Just what we need on a dull day Jennie! *Ü* Love the bright and vibrant colours and I like how you have created it with gesso.TFS. UKS ArtAngel

Melanie Marshall said...

I learnt so much in this one post! I had no idea you could stamp with gesso or that the dylusions are brighter when left to dry naturally! Thank you so much for the share. UKS Pinkladymel

Weasel said...

I so need to get some decent guesso - love this Jennie! UKS Weaselwise

Mrs Bookworm said...

Wow that's something I haven't heard of before, looks great! Still quite new to scrapbooking :)
UKS: acraftybookworm

Mrs Bookworm said...

Wow that's something I haven't heard of before, looks great! Still quite new to scrapbooking :)
UKS: acraftybookworm

Treenie said...

I am new to using gesso so this looks a great way to start. Looks fab! UKS peve1

Philomena said...

Very nice. UKS philthetog.

Sue L said...

Will use my gesso for stamping after seeing this colourfull project.
UKS ambermouse

Niki Rowland said...

Wow, great colours! (ScrapHappyNiki)

Tigs said...

Hi Jennie, love your page. I have been gessoing after the workshop on Saturday :)
UKS Tigs

RachyK said...

Wow I love that big stencil, it's fabulous! I have never heard of Gesso (being a newbie and all) but it's soo effective! UKS RachyK

Sue E said...

I have never done gesso, time to start me thinks
UKS susiefish

Minty Magic said...

Gorgeous simply gorgeous - thanks for taking the time to put together such a great project - UKS Minty Magic

Sharon S said...

That stencil is great! UKS Sharon1973

kimmie_35 said...

Very arty... I have never been this adventurous and it is very inspiring... great colours!
Hugs
UKS: kimmie_35

Fran said...

Wow !!!! that is so clever. I could never do anything like that. Thanks for sharing.

UKS Hedgie

nickir said...

Love it, Thanks for the inspiration.
UKS - Nickir

Jess said...

Not something I've tried before but looks good thanks for sharing x
UKS- Jessbaby

Dee said...

Cool, defo going to try that, thank you.

UKS Dee100

Suze said...

I LOVE this! I've just recently got in to messy art and am loving experimenting, will definitely give these techniques a go. UKS: Cruzysuzie

Eileen said...

Really vibrant. I've never tried Gesso, but I could be tempted!
(UKS Eileen C)

AnnieC said...

Gorgeous! I've never tried using gesso this way ... yet! UKS: annieclaxton

stitching lady said...

Wow! Love the bright colours.
UKS name stitching lady

lynnyoung1511 said...

Thanks so much for this, I will try using gesso which I have never used before :)

topsy UKS

Lisa M. Zepponi said...

I love your LO! Thanks for the instructions! UKS Lisa M. Zepponi

Tracey-B said...

Just bought myself some gesso this week and now I can't wait to use it with my stencils! Great tutorial, thank you!
UKS Tracey- B

Jennifer Grace said...

Gorgeous! I love using gesso on my projects. Those sprays are lovely and bright! UKS: jennifergrace

jo said...

Lovely use of items, will have to have a go of this:)
UKS name lojo7868

Allycat x said...

You are patient waiting for things to dry, I have to use the heat gun! LOL
Love what you have done though, really bright - love those inks too!
Ally
UKS AllycatD

Linda Cain said...

LOVE IT!

~Linda

Lovestampin said...

Lovely colours and I really must get to grip with the masks. Thanks for sharing. LizzieM UKS

Claveh said...

Wow, this is lovely, I love the colours and the style, great. Thanks. Claveh.xxx