Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Gesso Galore!

Gosh, I am not even sure when I bought this gesso by Claudine Helmouth but I need to play with it more! It is a lot of fun and I know people out there love texture as much as I do...so check out this stuff if you get the chance.

A few posts ago, I posted this mini album using LYB papers and a Kaisercraft Mini album. Well, at that time I didn't need the last page. When I looked at it, I realized I could make a fun wall hanging out of it. Why waste it? It was perfect for a wall hanging for the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog #84! I used the A2 Friend embossing folder 37-1132 and cut out the individual words and sanded them {core'dinations cardstock}. The holes along the top were perfect to weave the LYB Generation Z ribbon.

Here it is blank:



Now with some Ghesso, paint, paper and a cutie named Henry ;)


Here is a close-up of the chipboard letters. I used some Helmar Crackle paint on these...



Make sure you check out the Kiki Blog this week for a fun little survey and keep checking back! Kiki is so super generous! hint ;) hint ;) hint:)

25 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Love this..you did a Fabulous job and I just adore Gesso!!!!

Have a great one!!!

vtpuggirl said...

Very cute! i've never used gesso, but you made it look like fun!

Terrie B x said...

Oh WoW Ellen... this is `GORGeous` I love your beautiful photo and the gesso!!!....fab project TFS
Enjoy the rest of your week:)xxx

MrsETaylor said...

Holy BATMAN!!!! This is fantastic. Off to play with a jar of Gesso.

Elisa K said...

love those letters.... Awesome projects. thanks for sharing.

Hugs

Scrapamum said...

This a fab!!!

Beth said...

Ellen I love how you used the gesso on your project and yes little Henry certainly helps to make this project that more beautiful.

June Houck said...

Oh, he is a super cutie!!! Your gesso project is phenomenal. You rocked this challenge BIG time :)

LollyChops said...

I have never tried it before but have sure wanted to! You really make this stuff look totally awesome!

Thanks for sharing your project and giving me some inspiration!

Linda Beeson said...

Cool, neat album, neat project, love how you used those embossed words.

Shantaie said...

fantastic, I need to dust of my container of gesso...its beeeen a long time since I have plyed with it! Thanks so much for inspiring me.

love all that goopy cracked texture, and henry is a doll!

theelfqueen said...

This is really neat! Lots of fun!

Sandee said...

Ellen this is fantastic! I must try gesso again. I've only tried it once and it wasn't good! You did a beautiful job!

Marlene said...

I've never played with gesso - neat stuff! I love your crackle paint, too! Way cool!

Melonie said...

Love this Ellen!!

Linda said...

Fabulous! Gesso is quite fun!

Melissa Elsner said...

Oh I loooooove working with gesso! I just had to order some more. Hope to remember to take photos of the projects this time.

Rebecca said...

Awesome job with the gesso and I love that cutie photo :)

Michelle said...

This is awesome!!
Gesso rocks!!
I love that stuff!
Love the adorable picture!
Hope your having a great weeek!!

Casey Wright said...

What a beautiful project - you did a great job with it!

Pearl said...

ooo ! love the inspo here , hun !

I have THAT gesso - dunno what I'm waiting for either ! lol

Pamela said...

Love this!!!

Sasha Holloway said...

girl .. shut yo mouf .. LOVE IT

Keshka said...

Cool! I need to try me some gesso. Thanks for the comment on my blog--I wasn't sure if my analogy was making sense, so I'm glad it did! And let me know if you do make it to NYC!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, is that ever cool, Ellen! Love the gesso look, love the distressed chipboard lettering. And what an adorable photo!