Gesso Wash Technique
(This is a cross filing. You will also find these instructions in the Gesso Techniques file.
Can you tell I was a secretary?)
Found this fascinating technique at quietfiredesign.com by Wanda H. http://www.quietfiredesign.com/Galle...zWanda.htm#top
Add color to your cardstock any way you want (watercolor, reinkers, alcohol inks, etc.). (Or skip this step and stamp directly on scrapbook paper.)
Stamp image with archival ink on prepared background.
Rub Vaseline over the stamped image.
Prepare a mixture of Gesso-Water in a spray bottle and spray over ATC.
When Gesso Wash is dry, wipe the Vaseline off. The Vaseline acts as a resist to protect the original background from the Gesso Wash.
Left: Horse: OnyxXpressions. Cardstock prepared with Distress Ink background on regular cardstock.
Right: Lady: Hampton Arts. Cardstock prepared with alcohol inks on glossy cardstock.