Saturday, June 28, 2008

SaWo - In the Gesso


I didn't start using gesso until recently and this was one of the techniques that introduced me to it. It is extremely versatile. I learned that it wasn't just for providing "tooth" on paper or other surfaces. I use playing cards and layer gesso on them then a page from a telephone book. Once this is dry, I tear off the phone book page. This leaves a bit of the text on the surface of the playing card. Gel medium is applied to the top and the process is repeated. Once dry, the surface is marvelous for collage and stamping on it creates very crisp results. These atcs are my entry for this week's Saturday Workout challenge.

15 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh wow wonderful ATC´s.
Looks so great. Love them.

Thanks for this fantastic ATC´s to Saturday´s Workout.

Femmy said...

beautiful !!!!! love all about them!!

herminesplace said...

Both are absolutelty gorgeous.

Willy said...

Super ATC's, Heather!

Faye said...

Heather, these are terrific. And I can hardly wait to try your technique.

Susan King said...

These are great, Heather!

Audrey said...

Beautiful!

Barbara said...

Heather your two pieces are so wonderful. You can tell you love Gesso in your beautiful work here.

Anneke said...

so beautiful heather and great background with the gesso

Clau said...

These ATCs are really great. Thanks for the explanation. Will have to try this technique.

Viola said...

Great ATCs, Heather!!!

Rosie said...

These are wonderful Heather - and it reminds me that I must explore the possibilities of gesso for myself.

dutchstamptramp said...

Wow what a fabulous atc's. I love them both very much!

Karen Owen said...

I've never tried that technique with the gesso. I must give it a try because I love your results with your gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing!

Alexandra Knittel said...

Heather this are sooo beautiful.