I would like to thank both Honey and Karen for so graciously acknowledging me and my tutorial in their posts, and to Sherry for the feature. So happy to inspire you.
Today, I wanted to share another thing about gesso. Although gesso comes in white, grey and black, you can also create your own colors with it. The color you see on these two stands are my own custom mix.
These guys were rescued by my husband at a garage sale. He paid a whopping $1.00 for the pair!
I had to glue, clamp, stabilize, and fill in imperfections. $1.00 may have been too much.
To get my custom color, I just added white gesso into a sample size container of left over oops paint.
I used black gesso as a base, and my custom blue as the topcoat. Of course I changed out the hardware, and added a little embellishment to the bottom.
You will get a gesso-like finish in the color of your choice. Some other custom colors I've achieved using gesso are...
If anyone else out there has given gesso a try, let me know. Send me a pic, or give me a heads up about your post.
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