How Cool Is That? Part 2

I worked a few more pages using Michelle Ward’s Street Team Crusade #25.  Remember the page from yesterday?  Well here it is with a coat of yellow acrylic added over the top then sprayed with a water spritzer.  I took the heat gun to it for about a minute and then used a paper towel to blot off the water droplets.  I wiped off the yellow from the center of the pear as well.  Pretty cool, huh?

gesso-paper-stencil-water-drops

I decided to leave this page as is and start another one using Gesso as a resist.  Here is that page.

gesso-acrylics-layers

This page has 7 layers of paint.  Each layer has at least one Gesso’d image on it.  You can still see the one layer of red towards the upper right and the echo of the stamp.  Same thing with the yellow on the lower left.  I tried using the Gesso with my script letter stencil and it worked out very well.  This will become one of my favorite techniques – it is simple to do and creates a wonderful layered look.

Thanks again Michelle for another fun fabulous technique.

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12 Responses to How Cool Is That? Part 2

  1. trish says:

    great pages! I especially love how the 1st one turned out!

  2. I had every intention of using your gesso idea yesterday but got caught up in another project in my art journal. But it’s on tap for today…bring on the gesso!~ lol
    Peace & Love,
    ~Barb~

  3. kim mailhot says:

    This is beautiful ! The pear looks so very rich ! Great Gesso job !
    I am hoping the rainy Saturday they are predicting here in NH will mean I can spend the day playing with gesso !!!
    Cheers !

  4. whaaaaaaaaaaaa! gorgeous!! i could lick these! thanks for showing your continued journey with gesso.

  5. lorraine says:

    I love this its very textural..will have to try adding water to my gesso pages next..thanks for your great comments on my gesso pages

  6. Mary Schweitzer says:

    Gesso is one of my favorite things. Thaks for sharing your great work.
    Mary

  7. Lisa says:

    These are beautiful. You have inspired me. I need to go try this now.

  8. Kathryn says:

    These pages are fabulous! Oh I can’t wait to go play with gesso and paints. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Love how you revisited the pear…it looks amazing! Good enough to eat.

  10. Mary Hunt says:

    i saw this when i went to the added images on the group
    this one JUMPED up at me!
    this piece is fantastic
    i love the depth
    each layer shines through
    awesome job!!!!!!

  11. Leah says:

    I LOVE the pear, it is beautiful!

  12. Anne Gaal says:

    I love how your pear turned out! It is fabulous! 🙂

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