Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!! Even Latte is getting in the spirit today with her fun little shamrock background. Speaking of backgrounds, I had some MAJOR fun playing with Gesso and realized that I totally forgot to share it with you, so here you go…
The challenge was to play with newspaper and gesso, and so I did!
Then I went to town with the Gesso, both black and white, and even made grey! I’m sorry I have no in-between photos of this – I was on a roll! I even stamped in the gesso with the stamp that comes with one of the Gelatos Stamp Sets. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!!!!
Could you tell I had fun??? I used a foam brush to spread the Gesso because I’m not a fan of the dirty hands things. I will confess I did have to get a touch messy when my stamp got stuck in the Gesso (that white flower on the left-hand side of the page). I left the Gesso dry for about 4 hours, because I had chores to do, but it was dry well before that.
I love how the Gelatos really make the texture pop off the page! I put my notes on the page, and that was it… it was super easy, but OH SO FUN!
Of course I had to make a note to remind myself about the FABULOUS grey gesso! And here is the final product with all the supplies used:
The black/grey gesso made all the shadows for me, and I only used 1 color of each Gelato to make the project. There’s a new challenge up right now to use splatter that I’m hoping to get to today… I may need a little Luck o’ the Irish to be able to get into the stamp room, though. How about you? What are your crafty plans today??
Perhaps, you could make a project for our current Male Birthdays challenge? We DO give a prize, you know…