Tuesday, August 19, 2014

How to Create a Gesso Alpha Background by Guest Designer Kristine Davidson

Guest Designer Kristine Davidson is up today with a tutorial featuring our August Main Kit!


I will be the first to admit that creating tutorials scares me. Seriously, i find it terrifying LOL! i 'm not sure why -- maybe you'll try what i tried and go.. what was she thinking !!  but today, i'm sharing something i just recently tried and maybe you'll enjoy it ;-) 

First I used the Thickers  from the My Creative Scrapbook Main Kit, a piece of cardstock, gesso, paint brush, water brush and  gelatos. 

Step 1 : 
Place your thickers in a random order or create your own message on a piece of cardstock. Take an old brush and add gesso to your alphas.

Let it dry overnight. 

Step 2:
The next day take out some gelatos or watercolor paints and add them to your page. Rub on different colors to your alphas - as much or as little as you like,

I added a few selected colors to match the pattern paper i was using
 - Blue, Red and Green. I didn't add a lot of color, i just wanted a hint of it.

Step 3: 
After letting it dry for a few minutes
- the colors showed up nicely on my background

Step 4:
I added some messy sewing on my page and
started adding some papers and embellishments.


Overall it was a great first trial to my { Gesso Alpha Background } Something i'll probably try again to use up some of those thickers! 

Hope you enjoyed this today and looking forward to seeing your projects ;-) 
Kristine Davidson

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Mycreativescrapbook said...

Excellent work on this Kristine

Jean said...

Very cooL!

Chris said...

Great idea!!!! and gesso is one supply I don't have yet. hmmmm thinking I need more supplies!

Angel said...