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  (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!