Monday, January 30, 2012

Snow tastes great!

Last week I got my first jar of gesso. I have been waiting a lot to buy it, since I had to combine it with something else to make it worth the purchase, otherwise the shipping would have been more expensive. I've been waiting for it for long, so I had to use it straight away. I saw a new challenge at the Create:blog asking for snow inspired layouts, and I thought it was the perfect chance to play with my  brand new snow-white gesso. I used the right side of this week's sketch at Let's Scrap. 

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To make my snowflakes I looked for some online inspiration on how to use gesso with stencils, and found a great tutorial at Bloom, Bake and Create, but this tutorial was about using gesso to create the background for journal pages, and I wanted just the opposite, not a background but an accent with lots of texture which could stand out from the page. I ended up making a video tutorial for making gesso accents, it is my very first video tutorial, so there are certainly some things to improve!!! 

If you have some time, have a look at it and let me know what you think!!!! Just before I leave, I would like to share with you that this layout has been picked Inspiration Of The Week at Let's Scrap. I'm thrilled!!!


Betty Anne said...

I love your video Caro, I bought Gesso a while ago and I had no idea what to do with it. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
By the way I loved getting to hear what you sound like.

CraftyGirl said...

wow! Great video!! I have some Gesso sitting around... now I know what to do with it!

barb :)

Debby said...

Love it! It is so much fun to finally hear your voice! I have Gesso too, but never really worked with it. Well, other than ruining a photo frame, so your tutorial might be quite handy!
Great LO!

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