Today I have a card for CAS Mix Up May challenge which is hosted by Linda. she has asked us to use the gesso resist technique, plus stamping plus your choice. I have never used this technique before and as I have a tiny bottle of clear gesso I had no excuse, so here is my effort:
I used a stencil (not used before) and painted the gesso over it onto a piece of white card. Once the gesso was dry I brushed distress ink all over the panel. I kept to a monotone palette so I could also enter Seize the birthday #190. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed. I have decided that I really like the effect you get with this technique and must remember to try use it again. As the stencil is NBUS I am also sharing at NBUS #14.
As I only used half the panel, I made another but this time I added contrast.
I also tried out the gesso with a stamp, the effect is quite subtle but still good. I again used a blending brush to apply a slightly darker shade of orange, and this time I used a complementary colour for the card base and sentiment.
Here is a close up
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