Saturday, June 14, 2008

Magazine and Gesso

I'm participating in a Magazine and Gesso Mingle in my Altered Designs group. The technique comes straight out of Bernie Berlin's book and was one I've never done before. You find a picture in a magazine and make it into an atc. Cover the picture LIGHTLY with gesso and let dry. After it dries, trace the picture with a fine black permanent marker. Fill in the picture using paints, colored pencils, neon gel pens and whatever suits your fancy. Once you've done that, you can go back over the black lines.


Now, I personally like the way these came out. AND, they were a LOT OF FUN to make. I don't think I'll make it a practice of doing this technique, but once in a while, for a change of pace, it'll be fine!

8 comments:

Tamara C said...

Sandee, these are SO COOL!! I think you should definitely do more!! And I may just have to try some too. Hmmm. That would mean a trip to Michael's for some new gesso and a fine tip pen...yeee haaa! ;)

Hope the weather is nice there! It's hotter than heckarino up here, especially with the HUGE fire in Paradise 20 miles away! Shea said it is a Dante-esque poem come to life - Paradise is burning! Heh Heh!

Love Ya Sweet Sandee, Once And Always My California Queen Bella!

Joanne Huffman said...

These are very cool and look like great fun. You should definitely make more.

Joanne

Aileen said...

What fun Sandee, they look great!

barbara burkard said...

those are really cool!!!! never heard of this technique before!...very kool!!!

carylsrealm said...

Sandee, I just love them! I want to try this, it looks so fun!

Jillian said...

Hi Sandee. I think these came out super great! I did a technique workshop, using BB's book, and had to do one ATC using the tech. It came out pretty good but I figured it was beginner's luck and never went back to try more. Yours are inspiring so maybe I'll give it a go.

Kelli :) said...

I love this technique! I didn't even know there was a such thing as gesso up until a few years ago. Now I find it one of the most fascinating stuff in my art bin! Kelli

Heather Robinson said...

I absolutely love this idea because I cannot get my head around drawing faces. This is a great way to launch and I think you've done a marvelous job on the ones that you've created! Thanks for sharing this with us, Sandee!