Thursday, 13 November 2008

Green Pepper Press "gesso"





I was very pleased that the background techniques had returned on this superb site. This challenge involved playing round with gesso. I dont really use gesso as I didnt know what to do with it apart from use it as a sealer. I painted & stamped it under acrylics, stamped over acrylics, added embossing powder to it then painted over it and wipe it away quickly and finally my friend Linda suggested having a bit of patience!! and painting it on really thickly then stamping into it. I liked this last one the best! So I think I will use gesso again now I have an idea what to do with it. I am looking foward to what the rest of the GPP team come up with!!

18 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

STUNNING STUNNING STUNNING.
Brilliant papers.

Kim Mailhot said...

Wow ! It looks like you Gessoed up a storm ! These will make great backgrounds for any piece ! Love the last one too- great mix of colors.
Hopefully I will have some time to do this challenge on Sat. - it is supposed to be a perfect-raining-outside-cozy-in-the-studio day for me !

Faye said...

Beautiful backgrounds. I think you'll be doing more of this technique.

michelle ward said...

Lorraine! These pages are terrific! Looks like you had a great time, and sounds like you have figured out some of the Properties of Gesso. Thanks for sharing with your readers and the team. Bravo!! I loved arriving here - was serenaded by Josh Todd of BuckCherry. Very nice. (I wish the player kept going as I headed over here to comment.)

Chris said...

These look great! When you stamped into it, did you use a resist for your stamp?
I've got more experimenting to do, I guess! Thanks!

Shelly Hickox said...

Oooh, thanks for the tip! I've been using gesso a lot lately. I'll got check out the GPP blog right now. Oh, and your backgrounds are awesome!

Alberta and Ava said...

I gesso you learned a thing or two and so did I, thanks to your post. I really like them all, but the first and last are breattaking!

Sarah said...

oooooh - purty papers!!!!

marciglenn said...

WOW! These are fabulous! I like the last one as well. It reminds of a crazy quilt. Great art!

PCarriker said...

Wow! fabulous pages and now you are all set to make some awesome art with these as the background!

AztecMichelle said...

Great pages! Love the bright colours. You have been very prolific!

Michelle Brown
Melbourne Australia

LostLuggage said...

All of these look really pretty!! My favorite is the last one...what a background!

johanna said...

all those backgrounds look wonderful, i couldn´t pick a favorite. great to make some to have a stash for getting started on a new project quickly...

cathsheard said...

That third one down is so moody - fantastic. And as for having patience - whatever LOL ;-)

LaY hOoN said...

Whoa !! Such wonderful colours & combination. Love it.

PLO said...

GREAT! The last one is my fave...I don't have good luck with color like that.

KathrynAntyr said...

The colors are fabulous - what variety of shapes too!

I'm hoping to catch up on this fun assignment during this holiday recess. Thanks for the inspiration to go play.

Janine said...

Absolutely stunning backgrounds.... need to find my gesso!