Thursday, March 3, 2011

Gesso & Tissue Paper Background

I found this technique here. She has lots of great tips in doing this technique.
Use wax, butcher or parchment paper under your tissue paper. Spread gesso over the tissue paper with a brayer and let it dry. Wash the gesso off the brayer immediately.
Flip the tissue paper over and spread more gesso over the back side with a brayer. (I think this is to strengthen the paper.) Let dry.
Dilute acrylic paint with acrylic glazing liquid and spread over the gesso on one side with the brayer. Leave some areas uncovered. Let dry.

Repeat with one or more additional colors, letting dry in between layers. I used silver then patina.

Here's a close up:

I did the same thing with black gesso over tissue paper and the same layers of paint.

Close up:

Did another one with black gesso, then layers of gold, patina and copper paints.

close up:


chrissy said...

These are all so beautiful!!

Unknown said...

Love them all.

Katy said...

This is very cool! Thanks for the tutorial-I will have to give it a try! :)