Wednesday, August 17, 2016

ART Blart! - Homemade Gesso

As an Artist I am always looking for cheapo alternatives for art supplies.  Today I ran across this recipe for homemade gesso.

You will need:

- water
- PVA glue
- talcum powder
- any old mixing bowl
- stirrer
- dedicated paint brush (e.i., exclusive to your gesso recipe only)


1.) Mix 3 parts water and 2 parts PVA or white glue. Make sure it is just the right consistency, not too watery.

2.) Add talcum powder until it becomes like a batter. Added more water and glue if there is too much powder until you achieve the ideal mix.

3.) Evenly apply your homemade gesso to your support (e.g., board, canvas).

4.) Leave it to dry overnight. If you're in a hurry, use a hair dryer.

5.) When it's dry enough, sand the surface.

Check out her page to read her notes.

Thanks for visiting the Studio in the woods at the Foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains.

♥ XOXO ♥ P.E.N. :)

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