Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Using Gesso and Paint by Sandie Edwards

My Creative Scrapbook Design Team member Sandie Edwards is here today to share how she added awesome interest to her layout created with the January Limited Edition Kit.

Here's Sandie...

To add a little colour, texture, and depth to background papers, and layouts in general, take a stiff bristled paintbrush, a little Gesso and smear across the centre of the page. I find it best to work from the middle outwards to get even flick marks. No one will see beneath the photograph, so do not be concerned it is not even.

Apply Gesso generously in places, it adds character to the page.

Apply paint to edges using a paint dauber. Ink all edges roughly - don't try to be perfect, allow the paint onto the photograph in various splatters!

Repeat above process to all paper edges, applying unevenly for an interesting appearance.

Add a few touches of white paint from dauber across embellishments, flowers, lace, leaves to complete the 'look'.


My Creative Scrapbook Design Team member


Check out more of Sandie's beautiful creations using our January LE kit:

Have a look at our Design Team Gallery for even more layouts, cards, and projects from our designers!

We invite you to join us and experience all of the fun and excitement that we have planned for 2013.  Click here to find the My Creative Scrapbook kits.

1 comment:

Sabrina said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, & inspirational! I've recently discovered the use of Gesso myself, for creating layouts and cards and I love it. Though I haven't had much time to use it. Thanks for sharing.