Shari Carroll recently shared an idea using gesso to prime her card front . . .
It’s a wonderful idea, as gesso is easy to apply, dries very quickly, and adds “tooth” that can enhance your layout with a little texture. Also, the inks will stay on top of the gesso and not be absorbed into the cardstock – this makes it easy to get more intense color if that’s what you’re after. After white-embossing your image over the gesso (make sure it’s dry), you then sponge on some Distress inks, spritz them with water, and then watch a lovely misty pattern of white droplets appear.
I plan to have a lot more fun with gesso in my future – stay tuned!
Cardstock: Bazzill High Heels, Neenah Solar White, Marcos White Linen
Stamps: DRS Designs Calla Lily Sympathy Frame
Inks: Distress Peeled Paint, Evergreen Bough, Seedless
Preserves, ColorBox Frost White
Emb Powder: Judikins Opaque White
Dies: Marianne Anja, EK Success Cross punch
Doo Dads: White gesso, Perfect Pearls Mist, flat sequins Marshmallow