Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Been Having Fun with Black Gesso!!

So I bought some of the new Claudine Hellmuth's black gesso a couple of weeks ago and I haven't gotten it out to try it. I thought today would be a great day to mess around with it and see what happens. I was working in my art journal and did a two page spread with black gesso. I painted the entire pages with the gesso first. Here is the result....
This page was done with a template and yellow and orange  gelatos, I kind of just rubbed the gelatos over the template with my finger and spread it out a little. I used a stamp I got from my friend over at http://absolutelyeverything.ecrater.com/  (they are the greatest)The colors in the picture don't do it justice, it's very vivid.

This is what the two pages looked like together. For the 2nd page I used acrylic paints and stamps and my fingers. This is just a background so the pages aren't quite done yet.


  1. wow claudine, these are beautifully vivid! i haven't used black gesso, you inspire me to give it a try...thank you much for sharing! :)

  2. Great pages! Isn't it fun to work on a black background! It is so different to white. And I love the chalkiness of black gesso!!

  3. oh yes black gesso.....does as much as white gesso but with colour added to it. I like the glow created around your birdhouses :)

  4. Claudine...what a spooky look you have achieved!Love it!

  5. it was really fun to see these pages in person...they look and feel great!

  6. What a great look and a little spooky too! Love them!