Saturday, 31 January 2009

Distressed gesso backgrounds


Saturday's Workout introduced me to a new technique today, creating distressed gesso backgrounds. There is an excellent tutorial here.

I created a card for a trendy teenager whose 18th birthday is approaching. Orange card was sponged with gesso and dried, then various ink pads were applied, followed by some more gesso. The stamps are by Artistic Stamper, Artifacts and Stampington. Metal key by Maya Road and felt by Fancy Pants. Background paper & letters from Colorbok.

I enjoyed the technique so much I made several different backgrounds. More to come.

17 comments:

Silvia said...

Fantastic, love the colour :-)

Femmy said...

wonderful card! love it.

Carmen said...

Great card, the colours are wonderful!

nancy said...

Hi Gail, Yours turned out beautifully!
Nancy

Hermine said...

Beautiful, love the colour

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Gail this is fantastic.
Unbelievable card.

Thanks Gail for playing this technique on SaWo.

Faye said...

Gail, this is gorgeous. I also loved the technique and made several backgrounds.

Robin said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous colors!

Willy said...

Fabulous card, Gail!

EllePiggo said...

This is fab Gail, looks like a great technique. :)

Vanessa.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous art! Beautifully created.

Connie said...

Beautiful!!

Stempelfrosch said...

Wonderful birthday card ! Love it!
LG Anke

Char said...

Great background and color.

RubyMay said...

brilliant background...love the piece you've created x

Janny said...

Lovely!

Lori said...

Fabulous card and thanks for the link to the tutorial- I keep meaning to try this!

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