Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hello Ladies,

I am very excited to share with you this month's inspiration.....'The Magic of Gesso'.
I find this medium so so very versatile and easy to work with, so if you are keen, go make yourself a cuppa and grab a biscuit and follow this magical journey. :)

I have named this work 'Moments through the looking glass'.  To create this work I used cardstock, but you can use something stronger like cardboard.
I then glued my selected 'bits and bob' in place, I have used a lot of 'odd bits' that I had laying around in my stash that were a bit old and tired looking.

I bet you are saying.................'what was she thinking'....LOL.
I then applied that great product Gesso over the whole Layout

Don't worry too much if some colours are strong the paint will cover it all.  I then sprayed 4 different shades of Glimmer Mist, 'Crushed Shells', 'Patina', 'vintage pink', and Memory mist 'Lavender Tea'.
and there you have it.  I wonder if you thought it was harder than this :)
I framed my photos with Scrapmatts Ornate frames and here is the end result.
Other items added were Prima flowers and Inkagold.
Well I trust that you are now inspired to try this technique and remember .......it is only a piece of cardstock and some 'bits and bobs'.
Thanks for taking the time to view........Love Liz


  1. Awesome tutorial and beautiful technique!! I have never worked with Gesso before but you have inspired me to give it a try! Great Job Liz!! :)

  2. So much work Liz...& it is fabulous!! Love it all.

  3. And it looks fabulous.. what great texture!!

  4. Love the look of this. Great technique!

  5. Very cool…. I've never used Gesso before, but I've been hearing a bit about it lately...

  6. What a wonderful way to put old stuff "under cover" to make it "new!" Thanks for sharing this technique. :)


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