People have asked… people have been intimidated… people should just grab a tub of gesso and start using it! Yep, this week, after a lengthy opening gab session, The Gals tell you everything you need to know about acrylic gesso. There are so many uses for this stuff that we encourage you to do some researching in addition to the information we provided here.
We don’t oil paint or do a lot of encaustic work so although we mentioned oil gesso and encaustic gesso here, we didn’t talk about them beyond saying they are a thing. Acrylic gesso is the preferred medium for mixed media art and since that is what we do, that is what we know the most about.
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The Art is Fun blog has a good article explaining the basic differences in gesso formulas and links to where you can buy them.
This is the amazing gesso stamping technique we were talking about. You will need Google Translate to figure it out (Unless you speak French… if you do enlighten us, please!) click the image of the delicious texture below to link to the tutorial.
We found two great videos about using gesso in mixed media for you… they are both helpful and we think you will enjoy them.
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Next week The Gals will be doing their long awaited episode on fabrics, so until then… make some cool shit, yo!