By sheer chance I caught the tail end of a Sheena Douglass programme on Create & Craft toda - it appears she had been doing wonderful things with embossing folders. It looks like I missed a particularly interesting technique so I rushed to my TV in the bedroom to record all future programmes - as they are the Four Day Deal this week.
Anyway, the last thing she showed was really interesting & linked with my new interest of mixed media. After embossing a piece of card with a particular folder she then coloured some of the flowers with pens - I used Promarkers - then when it was dry she coated the whole thing with Gesso. Well! I just had to have a go at that;
On the left is the white card after embossing. I just used the first one I came to in my storage folder. The one on the right has been coloured with Promarkers & then painted with the white gesso. It makes a great subtle background. When I use gesso in my mixed media sessions I sometimes water it down a little - I might try that on another embossed piece & see the difference if there is any.
My mojo had been flagging recently but with a new interest in mixed media & now spotting this technique I feel quite revitalised.
There are some more things to try that Sheena did - but I only saw the finished items - although I think I can make out what she did - but in any case I will have the programmes recorded to find out.
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