ALTERED JOURNAL PAGE: ALTERING FLOWERS WITH GESSO

Happy hump day all! How's your week going? I've been having so much fun working with my art journal from Bad Girls Couture. Since I scrapbook mainly 8 1/2"x11" layouts, the size of the journal works well for me! For this stitched journal page, I decided to use  white premium gesso on my flower to mess it up a bit. It was too pretty... LOL


  To create this distressed look, I simply used a small paint brush and gesso and rubbed the brush along the edges of the petals and between the creases. Super simple and easy. I wanted the flower to blend in with the layout. The brown needed some hightlights.

 

I love this flair button that I bought awhile ago from 7 Dots Studio. It went perfectly with this journal spread. The butterfly was created by painting gesso onto white cardstock and letting the gesso dry. Once the gesso was dry, I punched the butterfly out using a punch and added the heart.

 



See, gesso isn't so scary to use after all. I love that you can use gesso to paint different embellishments if you are out of white paint. It works just the same.



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