Thursday, April 24, 2014

In Deepest Sympathy

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 

1 comment:

  1. Love the soft background you have created here. Thanks for leaving me a comment over at Cheery Lynn. It was really appreciated. Julie x
    p.s My daughter is Cabin Crew too and loves it.