Monday, July 14, 2008

Gesso on Fabric

More fun with gesso! So a while back I stamped the word search background stamp on some white fabric with pink ink. I didn't love it though. The other day when I was painting up a pile of cardstocks with gesso I thought I'd go ahead and paint over that too.

Well it showed through in a really nice way. Well, I think it's nice. Then it turns out you CAN stamp on fabric that has been painted with gesso. And the same magical coloring properties exist. AND when you cut out a flower that you stamped and colored on gesso painted fabric guess what? Not fraying! And this fabric does fray a lot. But not with the gesso on top. :)
Here is a close up of the cut flower. Also you can see here I put some glitter in the flower centers.

All the stamps are by Stampin' Up!. I used Tombow markers, liquitex gesso, random fabric from a thrif shop and stazon ink. I think the paper is all SU too, maybe the kraft is TAC, I have both and got the packages mixed up.
Oh and a note on the stitching, I stitched around three times, once with a straight stitch, which you can barely see, then with a wide zig zag, then with a more narrow zig zag. I like how random and scrappy it looks.


Jennifer said...

Ooohhhh Erin! I like this technique with the fabric a lot! I've never worked with gesso. Looks like I'll have to follow your lead.

Kim H. said...

This is OUTSTANDING! I love how it turned out! Such a gorgeous card!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS I REALLY NEED TO GO BY GESSO???? UGh...not more stuff to have!!! LOL

Mel M. M. M. said...

Ouuuu!!!! You are so AWESOME! I can't wait to see what you come up with next. TOO amazing an idea & ultra gorgeous results! :0) The best part is that gesso is cheap & that your markers still work on the fabric(!!!) Brilliant my fellow mad gesso scientist Brilliant! ;0)

Joan B said...

Not only have I never worked with gesso, I've never seen anyone use it. This is gorgeous, but NO I can't bring one more new thing into my house!! LOL

Thanh said...

Mhmm Kim's been chatting me up trying to get me into gesso as well... looks like something new to try!