Have you heard of Gesso? I hadn’t heard of it until I attended the Stampin Up Convention. Gesso is very similar to white acrylic paint, only thinner. It dries hard, making the surface stiff. Gesso prepares the surface for painting, making the surface slightly textured and ready to accept acrylic paint or ink.
The beauty of gesso is that you can apply it to nearly any surface, and then you can paint on that surface with acrylic paint. the possibilities are endless! I decided to give Gesso a try. I was looking for a weathered, textured look. I knew I wanted to use the Stampin Up Young Vermillion as my subject; therefore, I needed a natural dsp (design series paper).
Check out my short video from my Stampin Up Getaway, in Pinehurst, NC. You’ll see how I made this beautiful card using the Stampin Up Young Vermillion, gesso and classic inks. For the full tutorial along with eleven more order a copy of my Getaway Magazine today!