Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Technique Tuesday - "Thanks" Card with Gesso and Prima Madeline

Today for Technique Tuesday I will be sharing with you about Gesso. Gesso is usually used as a primer but today I wanted to show you how I painted a piece of chipboard that I cut using the Baroque Sizzix Die. I applied a very thick coat of Gesso using a large width brush - while it was wet I stamped the chipboard with my Stampers Anoymous Mixed Media stamp. Make sure to wipe it clean and dry it off between stamping to get a good deep impression. Allow it to dry completely before you add your distress inks.
Here is a closer look at the impressions that the stamp made. Once the image was dried I used my Tim Holtz Peeled Paint, Tea Dye, Fired Brick and Wild Honey inks, once I got my color just the way I wanted it I then decorated my card with Prima Madeline 6x6 paper pad cutting flowers using the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers and Mini Heart Dies. I fussy cut some of the butterflies and added them to the card for dimension along with some of the Epiphany circles to the center. My "Thanks" letters are the Alpha Parts from Tim Holtz. I hope you enjoy and try your luck at working with Gesso. Hugs Pammejo


  1. Hmmm..love the idea..just bought me some Gesso to do some cigar boxes..sounds like a very good idea..thanks for sharing...you are the bestest

  2. Love the card and the technique. It gives nice texture, and you gotta like that.