Tuesday, May 4, 2010

D is for Distressed Gesso

D is for Direct to Paper (dtp), Distressing, Distressing with chalk inks & masking tape, (perfect) Distressing, Distressed Scraps, Decoupage, Dry Embossing, Drawing, Doodling, Distress Ink techniques, Double Resist, Domino, Double Saran & Water Color Sprays, and Distressed Gesso. For complete instructions on the Distressed Gesso Technique check out Trish's blog.

Trish mentions that there are no hard and fast rules, so I'm just showing what I did with this technique. Started with some music sheets and sponged on some gesso, trying to leave some areas without the gesso, let it dry then ran a Distress ink pad over it (dtp) and let it dry. It's ok to speed the drying process with a heat tool.
Repeated the process covering less the area with gesso this time, allow to dry. Adding another color of Distress ink (dtp) and let it dry.
Repeated the process only using water downed gesso for a lighter covering and a darker application of Distress ink (dtp) removed a bit of the same color with a baby wipe and let dry.
Same again, with a darker color of Distress ink (dtp).
And finished with a very watered down gesso, dried. Topped with a dark pink Distress ink.
Did another set of papers with a different color family of Distress inks.
This technique may also be done with plain white paper.


Gaby Bee said...

Great pages, Carol. I love this technique too!

chrissy said...

Great experiment .. trying the different versions of gesso!