I Love You More Today ~Part 6

Hmmm…I tried Gesso today.

It didn’t turn out exactly like I thought it would, but that’s okay.

To start I arranged my hearts like I wanted them on my background.

I started by painting the Gesso on around my hearts.

The first issue was my vellum began to curl. I thought the Gesso would act like a glue, but it doesn’t with vellum or at least not this small of piece.

I then switched to using my fingers to quickly spread the Gesso. My intention was to have a white washed look. I almost got it.

I think I forgot to water the Gesso down. Oh well! I’ll remember that for next time.

After it dried with the help of my heat gun I added various Martha Stewart inks to both my hearts and the dried Gesso.

Here is the finished pages~

As you can see the picture covers most of my Messy work. And I won’t admit whether that was planned or not.

I did add more hearts that I inked with white to blend with the original hearts, but to also give more dimension.

It will be interesting to see if my page flattens after I complete the back side. I can only hope.

And with this completed I can check Gesso off my Get Messy to do list.

If you have any tips, please feel free to let me know.

Otherwise I think I need to watch Celine’s instructional video again.

I used~
Studio Calico Get Messy kit
Maya Roads ribbon, twine, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder
Gesso

3 thoughts on “I Love You More Today ~Part 6

  1. Oh, Sara! How have I missed being on of your followers! What a gorgeous and informative blog! I will be back!
    Thank you for your kind words on my thread on the Circle Message Board today! I look forward to seeing more of your blog!

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