Friday, May 29, 2015

Gesso Stained Glass Technique's Friday and well, I was playing along really getting into this technique and what do you suppose happened?  I finished putting my stuff away and realized I forgot to take pics!!! OMG - what is wrong with me - LOL!!  I just started playing and I guess really got into it because I never even gave it a though.

Oh well - it's pretty easy and the original technique can be found here...  Neon Fire & Ice.   It's another gesso related technique for the Club Scrap May Technique Challenge - MM with a focus on gesso.  Those directions use neon inkers, I used a variety of blue Memento Luxe Inkers but you can use whatever inkers you want.  I also used book binding glue because it was sitting on my desk but other than that I did most everything the same (shocker I know!).  I did add some chunky glitter to one of the pieces while it was still wet.

I was able to pull 6 prints from one application of glue, gesso and inkers.  I thought that was pretty good.  Here are my resulting panels - 

These two are mirror images of each other - the one on the left was the first panel I dipped into the mix - it was a pretty heavy coating so I pulled a print off of it.

These were made on the lovely shimmery grey cardstock from The Blues kit.  I like that some of the grey still shows through.

And these two are the final prints.  The one on the dark blue cardstock was the last monoprint I pulled, the white panel was made by dabbing up the remaining glue/ink/gesso mix.  Hate to waste any you know.

And here are a few cards I made using these prints!

On the lovely grey shimmer paper.

This is my chunky glitter print.

and I made another card from this grey shimmer print too.  
Can you tell I love that paper?

So there you go...another fun mix-y, messy technique for you to try!  

Supplies: - Papers, Stamps, Book Binding Glue
IMAGINE Crafts featuring Tsukineko - Memento Luxe Inkers, StazOn Midis
Deco Art - Gesso
Martha Stewart - Chunky Glitter


  1. Wow! I love the results you got and can see why you had so much fun you forgot to take photos. I really need to buy reinkers but in the meantime will do some experimenting this weekend with what I have. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love the results. The colours are so nice, especially having white. I saw white distress paint on sale and skipped over it as I'm a "colour gal" but now I wish I had the white.

  3. I was experimenting today doing this technique with what I had. I used Elmer's white glue and Distress Paint. I had diluted my gesso for another experiment so it mainly lightened my colors which was fine. I used different papers and it worked with all of them. The Georgia Pacific card stock and Epson Glossy photo paper has curled a little bit. Cheap matte photo paper,glossy black card stock and Canvas Paper so far has not curled. I was shocked that it worked with the canvas paper. I gently peeled that one up and it didn't tear. This was so fun to play with. Now I want to see if it will work with alcohol ink and acrylic inks.

  4. Fun technique and I love how the cards turned out!

  5. Great cards! Beautiful prints!

  6. Love your cards Roni! Looks like a fun technique!


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