Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Sort of Gesso Resist

This is Day 3 of the "Clean & Simple 4" class. 

Today is about inked backgrounds and for my first card today I have tried out Julie Ebersoles "Gesso Resist" technique. But I do not have any Gesso...a bit of quick thinking....I wonder if Distress Paint can be used instead. In my opinion it turned out pretty well!


I chose to work on Mixed Media paper as the Distress Paint is pretty wet. First I put some Distress Paint down on my craft sheet. Then squeezed my striped background stamp down in the paint puddle. This way I did not get a full coverage of the background stamp, which was my intention. 

Then I stamped on the Mixed Media paper and let i air dry. 

Then I did as Julie Ebersole. Took my ink blending tool and applied some Distress Ink. After that I took a brush and added water to activate the Distress Ink. This I heat set with my heat gun and let it dry.  


The Distress Ink actually covered a bigger area than I had in mind, so to break the colour mess I stamped a leafy stamp. The black seemed to work perfectly as a contrast, which is why I also added the sentiment as a Dymo strip. 

The sentiment is Danish and means "Missing You" which is perfect for a Operation Write Home card.

With this card I am participating in:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More! - Clean & Simple
CAS(E) this Sketch! - #107
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes

Pia :) 


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25 comments:

  1. That worked very well indeed.

    I like the soft, dreamy effect. Beautiful.

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  2. Hi Pia! Your card is aaaaaawesome! I like your style so much and you are such a big inspiration to me.

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  3. awww super flot og enkelt. smukke farver

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  4. This turned out so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your technique - I don't have gesso and didn't want to buy some, but I may be able to try your technique.

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  5. Rigtig flot. Du leger rigtig på det kursus... :-)

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  6. So pretty. And very creative of you to figure out a way to make it work. I don't have Gesso.

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  7. Yours was the best in the class gallery in my opinion. Beautiful!

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  8. The distress ink works really well! Great card :)

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  9. Oh, this is gorgeous! Fabulous take on the sketch!

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  10. Such a beautiful card! And interesting technique.
    Love the colors you used!

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  11. Swoon! The striking colors are awesome! Well done, Pia! Love this artsy and pretty design! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

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  12. Looks Great! My mind can't wrap around what you're saying, but I love the card anyway! lol

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  13. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us at CAS(E) this sketch!

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  14. Love the technique you used here and the way the leaves lead your eye across the design.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at ATSM this week. :)

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  15. This is so pretty!! Really love the colors and the stencil work in your design! Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Throwdown Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

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  16. Sorry, meant to say at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

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  17. A beautiful card Pia, a lovely design and gorgeous colour combo........the striped and leaf stamping are both fabulous!!

    Thanks so much for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  18. This is stunning! Love the pinks and purples combined with the black, and the leaf image was perfect to bring it all together. Thanks for sharing this beauty at ATSM this week, Anita x

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  19. This is fabulous!! I really like how you thought outside of the box because you didn't have one of the products. I am going to have to do this myself. I love the pretty colors you used as well. Such a lovely card.

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  20. Love it! I don't own any gesso either, and was wondering what to use!

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  21. So so pretty!! Thanks for playing at ATSM!!

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  22. Hiya Pia,

    I have to say the card is looking absolutely fabulous, such a great combination of colors sentiment and techniques. An absolutely delightful share that can put a smile on just about anyone's face!

    Keep it up and I think you will go places!

    Best regards,
    Jesper K
    DYMOSupport

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  23. This is a really awesome card! LOVE it:)

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  24. This is a really awesome card! LOVE it:)

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