Running kinda late – GPP challenge

Back in November Michelle’s challenge at the GPP Street Team blog was to explore the properties of gesso, and have a play at making some cool backgrounds. So, it’s almost 2009, and I finally got to it. Running kinda late, but it was fun anyway – and I learnt some new stuff along the way.

I used some pre-cut watercolour postcards, fluid acrylics, Making Memories foam stamps and Golden gesso. I stamped with gesso then painted over the top, painted them stamped on top with gesso, dribbled ink, rubbed with metallic crayons … and so on. Here’s just one of the backgrounds I now have ready for when I went to send a postcard to say hi to a friend.  

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5 thoughts on “Running kinda late – GPP challenge

  1. Hi Cath, thought it’d be better to send a message here…Dale is going overseas and asked that the collages be with her before late January. How’s that for pressure?
    Like your experimenting above.

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  2. love the pattern, really looks great, especially with the colors. i’m not a big “gesso fan” since i think acrylic paint does the same trick, but this is the perfect look!

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