Poppy Red on White Gesso

Sunday Stampers: Poppy Love
CAS Mix Up: Gesso Resist

I made a resist spray out of half clear gesso and water then spritzed a strip of Text Vellum. Once dry I placed a leaf stencil and added white gesso. When that was dry I sprayed shimmer sprays in red, pink and purple. The shimmer sprays made a nice bg but the leaves were lost, so I went with poppy red ink pad straight to strip. While ink was wet I heat set clear embossing powder. Stamped the sentiment strip and added feathers from my hens. The side red strips are double sided tape with red embossing powder heat set. Probably not the smartest thing to do these last but it did work.

The resist spray did work to create a splattered bg with the shimmer sprays and the white gesso was a color magnet but somehow the bg resisted the ink.

17 thoughts on “Poppy Red on White Gesso”

  1. Amazing background. Black is always so pretty with red and your lovely feather is a wonderful embellishment. Your hen should be honored that one of her feathers made it to a card.

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  2. What a fun card Bonnie! I love that you added feathers from your hens, too. Such a personal touch and pretty to boot. Those embossed side strips are a nice touch. I’ve never thought to try heat embossing on adhesive tape. I always figured it would curl up and crack. Now you’ve given me something new to try. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. You come up with some very different ways to make a card my friend. I think this is great. Love the colours and the feathers. Great layout and doing the red stripes by heat embossing is genius.

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    1. Well, I guess that they left them laying in the yard told me they were done with them and no permission was needed. You crack me up, no pun intended.


  4. Wow, such a pretty background, you do so many fun techniques! Love the feather, too! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

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  5. Wonderful colors achieved and loving the abstract look of your panel. I always learn something from your posts. Thanks for sharing details.

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