This page base used up some of my fabric scraps. I have a die cut alphabet called Ransom. It's a really old school alphabet from sizzix. It leaves behind these funky shaped squares.I really love finding ways to utilize them on my layouts. I have used this one for an upcoming SNR magazine blog post. Stay tuned to see the full layout during the month of September.
This was my first time really using black gesso. I think maybe that I botched the technique a bit. Part of me likes it. Part of me does not. The paper curled quite a lot. To remedy that, I sat down with my sewing machine and just randomly sewed a line, rotated the page, sewed another line, etc. I ended up with a funky sort of square pattern. I am now in the process of creating a layout with this base page. I am trying out other techniques on it with paint and modeling paste. Quite frankly, I swing back and forth over whether I love what I am doing or hate it. That's the way it goes when you experiment though. Without trial and error, you never learn. I may submit it for an assignment at Get it Scrapped. We shall see. I do promise to reveal it here sometime in the near future. The only other hint I can give you is that the layout involves scary movies.
I have a quite a few more techniques to learn and practice with for the Gesso class. The class is certainly chock full of things to learn and try. For more great class selections, pop on over to the Art Studio. There is ething for everyone.