Gesso Begins!

AAA Cards CAS Game #165
The Paper Players PP490

Deal in place — ordered and finally received clear and white gesso and my reward is one fabulous butterfly stencil by our Bonnie. As you buddies know, Bonnie makes the most outstanding backgrounds and mixed media concept cards. I’m not sure if the mixed media will fit me but I do love butterflies. Thank you Bonnie. I’ll be searching your blog and other YouTube videos on what to do with this new to me product. So I taped off all but three butterflies from the stencil and spread on some white gesso. After drying and taping off the two thirds of the card, I used direct ink to paper to create the background. The inks used were GKD’s Key Lime, Ocean Mist and Memento’s Lady Bug. The color challenge PP490 at The Paper Players is to incorporate Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green and Pool Party.

The AAA Cards clean and simple challenges CAS Game #165 is Up to One Third + optional twist A Repeating Image which is where my three butterflies comes in. Although it’s not the same butterfly there are three.

I used Bonnie’s suggestion of text vellum (not sure if I have the same weight) and then spread some clear gesso over that…..just for good measure!! Oops almost forgot the sentiment is from GKD’s The Giving Tree. Now h ave a great day. Stay Safe.

16 thoughts on “Gesso Begins!

  1. Let the love affair begin. Your first attempt is fabulous. Now I have to CASE you on this one. The direct to paper was genius for this application

  2. Beautiful card! I guess Gesso can be used for many kinds of applications. Your direct to paper look perfect.

  3. Your first attempt with gesso is fabulous. Beautiful sponging of your colours and such a vibrant result.

  4. Your gesso butterflies are gorgeous against the color block background! Well done on your first attempt with that medium! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Paper Players this week!

  5. Oh, wow! I am blown away by how gorgeous this card is. I have never worked with gesso,..what an awesome effect! Thank you for sharing with The Paper Players!

  6. You got a mention in the design team picks at Paper Players my friend. Woo Hoo.

  7. Such a pretty card in those colors! I also don’t have gesso and it’s been put in my to buy list. The result with gesso is incredible! Thank you for joining us at AAA cards. Stay safe, love ~ Ishani.

    1. Thanks so much for a fun challenge. Gesso is definitely new to me and still in the experimental stages. I appreciate you commenting on my card. Stay Safel

  8. Looks amazing, so pretty. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

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