Monday, February 19, 2007

Good Monday morning

BRRR it is a cold morning. I just can't believe how high the snow banks are. I have never seen them this high and I am a grandmother of 9 so you know I am not a spring chicken.
I would like to discuss Gesso today. Gesso is a white creamy primer for artist and craft's people. I love to use this on some of my painted folk art pieces. Paint a coat of it on your muslin and sand lightly after it is dry. This leaves a nice smooth surface for the coat of acrylic. This is the beginning step for creating that wonderful aged soft worn leather. You will see it in many of my patterns. My animals especially. This bunny has been base coated with gesso.

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