Friday, September 14, 2012

Tales of a Craft Class Junkie: Gesso and Ice Cream

Today, I decided to share a project with you. Gesso really has nothing to do with ice cream other than that this layout was about my son and his friends eating rootbeer floats. One of the things I learned in Gesso: It's Not Just a Primer was how to add color to gesso. This sunshine was my first attempt. It's not quite as vibrant as I had hoped, but I guess that worked out for the best. The pastel yellow works well with the color palette.
Sweet Treat by Christy Strickler Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: American Crafts; Gesso: Grumbacher; Paint: Claudine Hellmuth; Buttons: October Afternoon; Other: Stencil

 I used paper from a 6x6 tablet for this page. I know some people don't care for 6x6 pads. I, however, find them both easy to store and budget friendly.I also had all of the matching papers right there, ready to be chosen. this made the page come together quickly. Once again, I chose to fussy cut some hand drawn letters for my title. I am wondering how long that technique will stick with me.

This layout was created for the Sketch of the Week over at Scrapbook News and review. The creative team have some cute projects for you to check out. So please pop on over!

1 comment:

  1. Love the use of the Gesso Christy and the fun clouds and sunshine on your page!!