Saturday, January 3, 2015

Home Made Gesso

Hi there friends!  I have also been asked for my recipe for my home made gesso.  I use gesso on just about everything!  It's great as a primer for a canvas or as a base coat on a mixed media page.  I also use it to tone down colors if I've painted something too bright or to add texture to an element I've used on a page.

1/4 Cup Baby Powder
1/4 Cup Water
1/2 Cup White Craft Paint
1/4 Cup White Craft Glue

Now because I use so much gesso, I will double the recipe!!  I store this in a cleaned up salsa jar, that way I can seal it up good with the lid!  It is also tintable with acrylic paints.  I've also tinted mine with embossing powders and gelatos by Faber Castelle.

The fun is endless!!  I really get a feeling of satisfaction when I not only create something, but part of my creation began with a hand made base!!


4 comments:

  1. Oh, terrific. Thanks for sharing this great recipe - and calorie-free to boot.

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  2. WOW that's so cool, thanks for sharing.

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  3. You're welcome! I hope you find the recipe helpful!

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