Good friend and fellow artist Laura Leeder stopped by this past week for some playtime in the studio. We'd been wanting to experiment with different uses for gesso, and we tore right into it.
|Laura washing over a stenciled gesso floral...look at those wonderful colours!|
|The top leaves on the journal spread have been pounced through a stencil with gesso, |
and then washed over with a pale acrylic.
|This sienna-toned magazine page was stenciled with gesso, |
and then washed over with quinacridone orange acrylic.
|These images were stamped on to watercolour paper with gesso, |
dried and then washed over with acrylics.
|A credit card was used to push gesso through the stencil |
before applying a wash or two.
|Gesso was thickly applied and then distressed with a heat gun. |
Washes of alcohol ink and ultramarine acrylic inks were applied.
White gesso was patted on with a paper towel over the black
gesso...nice pattern, right?
|A house wrap stencil was used to apply the design, |
and then it was spritzed with Dylusions spray.
|Laura's piece at the end of the session...I |
suspect there will be more layers!