Hi Everyone, Beck BT here again with another layout, and I hope you enjoy my share today! I just love playing and experimenting with different mediums and my stencils. Today I thought I would share a great technique for using gesso with stencils. This application can be used just as well with paints as well. I created the background to this layout using gesso and the Sketch grid template.
TCW456 Sketch Grid
Usually if you try to stencil with a more fluid meduim like gesso or paint, it will bleed under the stencil and create a mess, but it might be that your project calls for it. Well today I thought I would show you how you can achieve stencilling with these mediums without creating a big mess. I have even created a video for you to enjoy seeing the process in action, so sit back watch and enjoy the process of my short little video.
As you can see the gesso gives a grung like feel to this layout. The gesso was perfect as it lightens off but still has a chalky feel. By using this application I was also able to tie the background in better with some additional gesso and texture paste as well.
I can’t wait to try this application out with the new Coptic Impressions stencil as I can see it is going to be just perfect for a layout calling for a more circular feel!
I hope you enjoyed my share today and experiment with your stencils too 🙂
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member