Scrappin the little things makes me feel such joy. Cutting paper, gluing my fingers together and even noticing ink on my arms brings a great deal of satisfaction to me. I love to capture fleeting family moments creatively.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Gesso - I "gesso" for the first time!
In my Christmas stocking, I received a new magazine that combines art, art journaling and scrapping. A product that I've never tried is gesso which was also featured. Gesso is a white primer used in acrylic painting as a base or primer on a canvas. Scrappers are using this in a variety of ways - to create texture or to create a whitewash effect. After finally finding this in the fine art supply aisle, I put it to use as a whitewash effect:
I decided that it was time to use My Mind's Eye: Follow Your Heart - which I must add is a very beautiful line - nice and heavy paper that is easy to cut and create with! When I stamped those adorable blue birds, they adhered to the gesso treated page so beautifully - I think that the ink is a bit more vibrant (even when stamped on white paper its not as striking!).
And - I really had fun playing around with the hexagons, bakery twine and just being a bit out of my typical comfort-zone with both style and technique.