Monday, May 28, 2012

O is for Oil Pastels and Gesso Cuttlebug Backgrounds

 I found this technique on Melstampz.blogspot.

Emboss watercolor or other non coated paper in an embossing folder and run through a Cuttlebug or other similar machine. I like this new folder I got from Sizzix.

Color the raised areas with oil pastels.
 Paint over the entire surface with gesso and let dry. I'm not sure if it's the brand of oil pastels I used, or that I used a thick application of the oil pastels, but the gesso turned light green when I painted over the pastels.
 Sand the raised areas as much or as little as you desire to reveal the oil pastels colors underneath.
 A fun shabby chic look.