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What's gesso and how is it used? Let Vicki Boutin answer all your questions about gesso and share some golden nuggets along the way. Combine scrapbooking and mixed media in the easiest way possible when you use gesso as a first layer primer for tons of creative possibilities. See how easy it is to build stability, prevent buckling, and establish your blank canvas for color, texture, and dimension.
Say goodbye to scrapbook layouts or projects that are "too busy" or have too much going on when you use gesso to tone down your favorite patterned papers. Create a fresh, clean spot on your 12 x 12 page that softens your overall look and gets you ready to showcase a photo, journaled story, or another fun mixed media technique.
Combine stencils with a jar of gesso and another world of creative opportunities awaits you. Watch in awe as Vicki uses a Scrapbook.com stencil to create shimmering mermaid scales in 3 super-simple steps. Using gesso as a texture paste allows you to combine several of your favorite Vicki Boutin techniques and products for an absolutely amazing end result on your project!
Are you ready for Vicki Boutin to take all the guesswork and mystery out of using gesso? Then this is the mini-class you've been waiting for. Join Vicki for this informative tutorial on the many uses and looks of gesso in your scrapbook layouts and other handmade projects. Get out your gesso, or as Vicki calls it, a jar of hardworking magic, and see how to use three completely different ways to create unbelievable effects. Build layers as a primer, tone down areas of patterned paper, and create stenciled designs - all with one little product. Demystify gesso and get all your questions answered when Vicki makes mixed media easier than ever!
Hailing from Southern Ontario, Canada, Vicki Boutin started scrapbooking when her now-teenage son was a baby and has been actively involved in the industry for almost seventeen years. Vicki has been in industry magazines and books (including one that she authored - Creative Foundations), makes television appearances and travels the world teaching her craft. Vicki equally loves scrapbooking, Junque Journaling, canvas art, card making, all paper crafting, and mixed media art. Scrapbook pages with a touch of mixed media artistry in bright, vibrant colors dominate her day-to-day creations, and she enjoys supplementing with mini books, practicing techniques in her Junque Journal and creating cards. Vicki's passion for scrapbooking lies in the relationships she develops, and finding a common connection with other crafters who share this passion for paper crafting. The process of creating truly brings her joy!