I've been playing around with a jar of gesso lately. I'm discovering that it is very versatile so I have lots of ideas I want to try with it yet! For this card, though, I used some gesso with TCW's Mini Gears stencil. I absolutely love the background it creates!
I started with a regular piece of cardstock, and spread some gesso over the stencil. After it was dry, I applied some Distress Inks. The three main colors I used were Evergreen Bough, Walnut Stain, and Dusty Concord. I also used a little Black Soot with a French script background stamp to add a little more interest to the background.
After the color was applied, I used a little mist bottle to spray the background with some water and held up the cardstock so I would get some interesting run marks. When it was totally dry, I used a little snowflake stamp and embossed a cluster of them in gold. In this instance I felt they looked more like stars or sparks than snowflakes. Then I embossed the sentiment in white, added some brads and a bow, and did some stitching down the side.
Its a very different style of card for me, but I really enjoy the look of the background.
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