Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Gesso Layering

Hey again, Peeps. This is just a short post today on what I call Gesso Layering. Mainly, you just take lots of items from your craft room, glue them down to your surface, and cover them with gesso. You may need a few coats if you want to cover an item well. 
This is a card I made. I find the texture gives much visual interest.

I started out with just a piece of cardstock. Then I looked at all the bits that were laying around on my craft table. You know- those little bits from your past 20 projects. 
I also used a Key Mask that's available in my Etsy shop here. I'm pretty obsessed with keys. I keep waiting to get tired of them, but I never do. If you're interested, check out my key table here. I still enjoy this table as much today as the day I designed it.

I ran my card edge with an Inktense block (more on that in a later post). I foresee more playing with these.

I also grazed a Prima flower with the Inktense block.

I went over the flower with a little water to spread the color, and liked it so much that I colored another small one to layer.

A little button, glue, and some twine, plus a sprinkling of micro beads over some Collage Podge, and a sprinkling of Perfect Pearls with a spritz of water.

I truly adore giving small masterpieces as thank you cards. I feel it gives due honor to the person who blessed me. 

I also colored the edge of the cardstock to punch it up a bit.

And, I'm linking to Creative Jumpstart 2014
I hope your day is just fantabulous!
Fondly, Tami


  1. Duh I say as I smack my own head - Not all object have to be thick 3D things stuck on a canvas (not that there's anything wrong with that)

    nice work
    here from CJS2014 Derwent giveaway page

  2. This is really beautiful! And I like how you used the Inktense block.


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