Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The Textured Black Gesso Challenge--Train Wreck!

Well, the challenge was to create a background using Black Gesso, highlighted with gold. Hmm.... I don't have any black gesso, tried to make black gesso by mixing a black reinker to the white gesso and, as Trish, Next Generation Stampers, said "be careful you might get grey." I did, plus just a huge messy looking "thing." So, I altered the challenge by using the gesso and painted with Color Mists sprays, acrylics inks, Walnut Ink sprays, adding glitter to the gesso while wet to make a grainy look and highlighting with gold ink. I think I shall go out and purchase some black gesso and give this another try. (And, I'm going to purchase some better gesso---I think I have some really cheap stuff---runny!)
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Carol said...

I love how these turned out. Lots of color and texture. Fantastic!!!

Rosie said...

These are great though... I too have runny gesso, but the grouting tool at least made some nice patterns in mine!!