Here is the other GESSO technique I said I would share. You can get a very nice stone like effect using white and black gesso. These two plaster pieces were a perfect candidate for this treatment.
The original color was nice, but they had multiple chips.
After filling in the chips with plaster, I sanded them smooth and applied about four layers of white gesso.
Nice, but not the weathered look I was going for. So, I watered down some black gesso.
Drenched them in it.
The artist in me actually thought they looked kinda cool like this.....Hmmmm, maybe a future redesign.
I dabbed them with a dry towel.
They looked nice this way.
However, I added another touch by highlighting the details with a soft blue.
If you prefer a smoother look, you could sand a little more at this point.
I finished them off with a clear wax.
You can get a similar effect with white and black paint, but I like the grainy quality gesso adds.
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