Friday, August 29, 2014

Gesso Alpha Background | My Creative Scrapbook

I will be the first to admit that creating tutorials scares me. Seriously, i find it terrifying LOL! i 'm not sure why -- maybe you'll try what i tried and go.. what was she thinking !!  but today, i'm sharing something i just recently tried and maybe you'll enjoy it ;-)

First I used the Thickers  from the My Creative Scrapbook Main Kit, a piece of cardstock, gesso, paint brush, water brush and  gelatos.

Step 1 : 
Place your thickers in a random order or create your own message on a piece of 
cardstock. Take an old brush and add gesso to your alphas.
Let it dry overnight. 

Step 2:
The next day take out some gelatos or watercolor paints and add them to your page. Rub on different colors to your alphas - as much or as little as you like,

I added a few selected colors to match the pattern paper i was using

 - Blue, Red and Green. I didn't add a lot of color, i just wanted a hint of it.

Step 3: 
After letting it dry for a few minutes
- the colors showed up nicely on my background

Step 4:
I added some messy sewing on my page and
started adding some papers and embellishments.


Overall it was a great first trial to my { Gesso Alpha Background } Something i'll probably try again to use up some of those thickers!

Hope you enjoyed this today and looking forward to seeing your projects ;-)


  1. Wow, what an awesome idea!! Pinning it! I adore your page!

  2. Loving how this looks! Thanks for sharing!


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