Sharing with you today my favourite craft.. Black Gesso.
I am am real sucker for texture and all ways to create it. These frames make a quick gift and because it holds loads of interest your family and friends will be enchanted. I often give them instead of cards.
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I use frames that I pick up cheaply and black gesso them and dry brush on some white gesso to prepare the surface. I collect a few embellishments from a tray I have off to the side with prior project.. 'not quite right's' and pop them into the frame. Art and Soul have some great Dusty Attic Steampunk Heart Chipboard , Love potions or Baubles to recreate this project.
I embossed a piece of Cardboard and primed it in black gesso too. I prepare my pieces and then the fun begins..
I use Art Alchemy wax Fire Ruby and Emerald Green metallic paints to highlight my layers and build up as I go adding other dimensions in the process with some Prima Art Stones.
I paint the top layer black and finish off with a rub of Prima Waxes
I fit it to the frame and add the final embellishments and blend the frames in.
In this one I replicated the same process using a monochrome pallet and used Prima Art Alchemy Paints in purple and pink tones.
I am particularly impressed with the away the Opal Magics work. I used Violet Gold and Blackberry on this one and it gave me an amazing gold to offset the Vintage Rose.
To finish off I added some Lindy's Open Arms Amethyst spray to the Mini Art Stones and left it to dry overnight. Sadly you cant use a heat tool to speed up the process unless you like it blown away.. I did try though.. Wink..
Make sure you pop on over to Soul Sisters and join in on the Challenge this months Mood Board Challenge.
The Moodboard Challenge Rules are easy, use our mood board as inspiration to create an art journal page, a card or a scrapbooking layout.
Use the mood board however you want but you must add a playing card and as these challenges are sponsored by Art and Soul Studio
please make sure that you use at least one product that is available from the store.
You can enter an art journal page, a card and a layout but you cannot win all three.You have until the 11:59pm on the 31 July to enter and then the design team will vote to determine the lucky winners. Please note that the vouchers can only be won by residents of Australia
but if you are from overseas and win the challenge you will be offered a guest design team spot.