Saturday, February 23, 2008

Gessoed Sea Sponge

This is a fun technique with vast possibilities depending on the colors you chose to use.
I choose buff colored paper so I could see the white gesso and have a contrast in colors. First sponge gesso over your paper with a lightly wet sea sponge. Allow to dry.

To highlight the edges of the gesso, I sprayed walnut ink over the surface and let dry.

Last, I sponged gold acrylic paint with the sea sponge and let dry.

Here is the dried half sheet.


SweetPea said...

ALL of your backgrounds are Gorgeous Carol - and I am so glad that you made 3 sets!! WooHoo - I will get one of each :)

Rena Sawatski said...

Love all your backgrounds Carol. I too am a background Junkie. Hope I receive some of yours in the swap. I have also been getting messy. Played with another technique tonight so will likely sign up again.