Product : Gesso
Technique : Any form of Resist
Colour : Olive Green
Substrate : Chipboard
I was pretty excited to find some 'trash' at an estate sale and from my stash that I could turn to 'treasure' for this project.
Substrate and color:
Once dry I used a foam brayer to add Glossy Mod Podge to the raised areas and allowed that to thoroughly dry.
I allowed this to dry and later blended Walnut Stain ink around the edges and gave it a coat of DecoArt Ultra Matte Varnish. Unfortunately, this blended my colors and took away some of that resist I was going for, but it's still pretty cool to see the colors puddling between the ridges here and there.
Product, technique and more color:
I tried another resist technique, this time using gesso as my resist medium.This smaller panel is also chipboard, the thin stuff that separates the layers of cans in my cat's canned food box. These are mighty handy and are a perfect size.
I dried the gesso and blended over it with a heavy layer of Peeled Paint DOX. I splashed it with water and dried.
The photo below shows the panel before splashing with water and removing the color from the gesso.
I carefully wiped the gessoed design with a damp cloth. The gesso acts as a resist to the DOX and looks great combined with the chalky inks. I edged with Frayed Burlap and splattered on Walnut Stain inks.
I chose the Quote Chip which so accurately describes my recent estate sale finds and framed it with a doily die cut with it's center removed and colored with more DOX.
Our inspiring challenge this month is Altered Art hosted by Alison. I do hope you get some time to play along! The Creative Guides have created some wonderful pieces to inspire you this month!
Please pop back next Monday when another Creative Guide will be taking you through yet another creative journey using the travel bag contents.
Thank you for traveling along with me today!