Gold Gesso Fun with Karenliz

Hi Everyone! The Crafter’s Workshop came out with mediums this year and I love the Gold Gesso! So today’s post I thought I would show you how I have been using it.


Shimmering Gold Gesso is gorgeous. It’s not like the white gesso which is opaque. Gold Gesso is more translucent.   I like to use it on paper and it looks wonderful in crackled mediums.

karenliz_goldgessofun_tcwdt-2I also like to apply with a palette knife but if you think you project is ruined because you spilled water all over it (like I did), think again!  I just let it dry and it now looks like this. Love it!!!

karenliz_goldgessofun_tcwdt-3For this project I applied TCW’s Modeling Paste to a 5×5 canvas with Daisy Chain stencil and let it dry. Then I painted it in shades of blue and a little black.


When the paint was dry, I added Gold Gesso it and made sure it was brushed in all the nooks and crannies and then spayed it with a little water. The water helped spread it a little more. I waited for a few minutes and took a paper towel and wiped it away.  If you look closely you can see all the shimmer in it.



I could imagine doing this same technique on four 12×12 canvas and hanging them on the wall. Couldn’t you?

karenliz_goldgessofun_tcwdt-8There are so many more ways to use Gold Gesso. You’ll just have to get some yourself to try it.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karenliz Henderson
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team

5 thoughts on “Gold Gesso Fun with Karenliz

  1. where can I get some gold gesso I live in NZ, I see you can get it thro Amazon, is there an alternative as I am currently having trouble with deliveries from them
    may thanx and atay safe Heidi

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