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 .
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 :))
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