July 15, 2010

Insider Tips : Create a White Wash on your papers

Hey there!

Today, I'm going to show you how to make a WHITE WASH on your patterned papers without having to use water.

Simply use GESSO and a plastic card (just like a customer card you get at EVERY STORE).

Take a bit of gesso on your card.

Apply randomly on your patterned paper.

Spread as fast as you can, as gesso dries pretty fast.

Now, hold your card tight and try to get rid of the gesso : the white wash effect is here!

You can also use your plastic card as a stamp : simply put more gesso on your card and draw shapes with it!

Here's one of my layout made with the Continental July kit.

and here, a mini album I taught in France. I used my card to apply both gesso and acrylic paints (I used Yellow, Turquoise and Red for this album).

Have a wonderful day!


joanna said...

WOW - love this technique (and all your layouts)... I'll definitely put that old Gesso to work now. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [15 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

debbieback said...

lovely stuff. i need to get brave and dive into paints !~

Mikkel said...

I have to admit the lamb would've been cute. I saw baby shower invites at a stationary store recently that had a lamb silhouette and said "We're expecting a little lamb!" and thought it was unique and adorable! :-(

Isabel said...

T'es la meilleure !!! j'adore tes minis et tes techniques toujours originales et qui donnent un résultat très personnel, très TOI !!!

Lara said...

Great tutorial, thanks Celine. I can feel a visit to the art shop coming on...

zgagi said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Love the splashes of yellow in the mini album.