Saturday, 2 May 2020

CAS Mix Up Challenge - May 2020 - Speckled Gesso Resist - Sunset

Welcome to a new CAS Mix Up Challenge, this month we are being challenged to use Gesso Resist by Linda.  I found a You Tube Video by Kim Schofield that uses a Credit Card to get this amazing effect with Gesso.  Once my Gesso was dry I Ink Smooshed with Distress Inks, cut my Die Cut and did some Ink Sponging around the edges.  To complete my card I randomly stamped a word stamp, stamped the main image and finished off with the Sentiment and decorated the inside of my card.
Speckled Gesso Resist, Sponging, Watercolour Smooshing, Stamping, Die Cut

Stamps: S/U's Serene Silhouettes, French Foliage, Bloom With Hope
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black
Distress Ink: Barn Door, Fossilized Amber, Gathered Twigs
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders Rectangle Dies, Simon Says Sentiment Labels Die, Spatula, Leni by Boyle White Gesso, Blending Sponge, Water, Craft Mat, Misti, Artline Fine Line Marker, Foam Mat, Dble Sided Tape, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue
Wonderful to see you here today, thanks for dropping by.


  1. Loving this artsy approach and the colour combos are beautiful. The black silhouettes are perfect for this BG with out stealing the show. Love this! xx

  2. An awesome look with this technique, Susan! I love the rustic background with the crisp main image!

  3. Wow...Gorgeous Gesso Resist background, Sue. I am going to be checking out the video soon. I love your colors and added stamping and how you kept your card design CAS. TFS my friend. Stay safe and creative. Hugs..Nancy

  4. LOVE your card Sue! The design of the gesso with the smooshed colours is amazing! Love the black stamping. This is a wonderful mixed media piece! I'll have to check out Kim's technique. xx

  5. Ha! We used the same technique! I love your card so much. There is great depth and the stamped image is the perfect addition!

  6. What a gorgeous gesso resist background, Susan! The ink smooshed sky is beautiful and the sponged edge creates a sunset feeling! The subtle text stamp adds so much interest too.
    Hideko xx

  7. Your card is gorgeous ...... very artsy. I love the colours and the effect from the gesso resist. Thanks for the link to the video, I'll be giving this a try xx


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