Hello everyone! Heidi here today with another Guest Designer post. One of my favorite ways to add texture to a project is using Gesso. I have a tutorial to share with you showing how I tinted the Gesso using Gelatos® for a perfect color match to my project and added texture.
Here is the card that I designed using the tinted Gesso.
To start I poured a little bit of the Gesso in to a dish and then I used a craft knife to shave off little slivers of the Metallic Blueberry Gelato® . I used the end of the paint brush to stir the mixture.
I also added some of the tinted Gesso around the outer edges of the paper and then I used a heat tool to dry and slightly bubble up the Gesso. Then I let the paper cool before touching it to help the Gesso firm up and keep the raised texture.
To create the butterfly I used simply smooth cardstock and S4-395 Les Papillions Two die template from Spellbinders Paper Arts® to cut/emboss the shape. Then I left the paper in the die and used the die as a stencil. I rubbed my finger on to the Boysenberry Gelato® and then rubbed over the die template filling in the open areas with color.
I removed the butterfly from the die template and then I applied the Lavender Gelato® and blended the color using my finger. I also applied a little of the tinted Gesso around the outer edges of the butterfly.
Once I had the background and the butterfly done then I assembeled the card. I also used S4-293 Lacey Circles, S4-345 Picot Edge Circles die templates and 3D Foam Squares in between the layers of the card. For a little sparkle I added some diamond stickles around the butterfly and for the body I added light blue pearls. I love using the tinted Gesso to match the color of my cardstock and add texture to my project. I hope you like the tutorial and you will give it a try!
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Paper: DiscountCardstock.com Simly Smooth White, Sno Cone
Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts® S4-293 Lacey Circles, S4-345 Picot Edge Circles, S4-395 Les Papillions Two
Accessories: Best Friends Stencil, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser-49', 3D Foam Squares, Kaisercraft Bliss Pearls, Ranger Diamond Stickles, Heat Tool, Craft Knife
Hello, my name is Heidi Blankenship and I live in Minnesota with my husband Eric and two boys, Dusty and Evan. I have been involved with paper crafting for over twenty years. I love to create a large spectrum of projects with a broad range of styles, but I lean towards the vintage, artsy style. I’ve been very fortunate to work with some wonderful companies in the industry. I am currently on the Spellbinders Blog Team, JustRite Papercaft Blog Team, Discount Cardstock, Really Reasonable Ribbon Special Events Design Team, Vintage Street Market and The Rubber Cafe Glue-ista Team .