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Old 07-12-2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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Hi there,I just got some Gesso and wondered if you can use it as a stamping medium instead of ink. If so, how would you do it?
thanks...I figured if it was anywhere out there someone here would know or would have tried it.
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Yes you can but you need to work quickly. Gesso is basically the same as acrylic paint - just dab it onto your stamp (a sponge is a good way to do it) and stamp. Wash your stamp immediately otherwise the gesso will dry on there and you'll spend a lot more time and effort getting it off once that happens!

As with stamping with acrylic paint, you'll get a slightly grungy impression and it's not a great way to capture fine detail so don't try it with your most detailed stamps. Once it's dry, gesso will resist dye ink so you can do some interesting resist patterns this way with a softer effect than doing it with heat embossing.

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I've just had another thought - you can also stamp into gesso for a textured effect. Slather a fairly thick layer of gesso onto your cardstock and stamp into it. It's a good idea to spritz your stamp with water first to make sure it will lift out of the gesso layer and again, wash it promtly to get any residue off it.

I've attached a pic of a tag I did ages ago using this technique with a background stamp. Once the textured gesso was dry, I used acrylic paints to add colour over the top.

Just another idea for you to play with!
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oh thanks Joanne....you are awesome. I thought about the stamping into the gesso but may have to try the other route too. Great tag, by the way.
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I had recently purchased Gesso too and I am always looking for ways to use it. Your tag shows a great coloring technique.
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