August 3, 2015

Playing with gesso...

Hi everybody. Hope all is well. I have been really excited to share this layout with you that I created using the August Clique Kits "Ambrosia" Kit! It was my first time playing with gesso and I can't wait to play with it again. Before I started this layout, I decided that I wanted to include a book page so I rummaged through my old books to find one that I could rip. I used some gel medium to hold down my note paper. This stuff works great for adhering papers and ephemera to your layouts. Once I had my papers adhered, I grabbed my fun circle template that I bought from the CK store and some whipped spackled to play with. I've never played with whipped spackle, but love what I've seen scrappers do with it. It was really easy to use. Simply grab a metal spatula and whipped spackled and apply it to the template.

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Once you've covered the entire template, carefully lift the template and wash it off with cold water. The gesso didn't take too long to dry. In fact, I think it dried in a hour. While the gesso was drying, I printed my photos, stamped a few images onto the layout and punched out a few circles to use on my layout. I used the paint dabber to add a bit of pink around the edges of my layout.

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I really love the look of this layout. Hopefully, I've inspired you to try something new like experiment with gesso on your next project. Fun stuff! Thanks for stopping by today!

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