I thought the sentiment on this card was perfect for my young friend Ashley who just turned sixteen . . .
This was yet another happy adventure with gesso: I wanted it to stay a cloud-like white so I sponged on the background colors first. After heat-drying them, I used a stencil brush to dab on a few layers of gesso, using my heat gun after each layer. It was quick, random, and blissfully easy. A quick rinse for the stencil brush (don't delay with this) and the sky looked great – hope the texture shows in the photo . . .
Cardstock: Strathmore #90 Watercolor paper, Generic Textured White,
Stamps: Technique Junkies "Learning to Fly"
Inks: Distress Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, ColorBox Black
Emb Powder: Judikins Detail Black
Dies: Cheery Lynn Hot Air Balloons, Spellbinders Labels Eight,
Scalloped Rectangles Short
Doo Dads: Bob Ross Gesso White, Tulip Hot Fix Nail Heads