Wednesday, 24 April 2013


Hello all I will be liking to Julia Dunnit blog
Julia's blog has the best blog hop in blogland so grab a cuppa
and enjoy the hop..

 I have  a lot going on but want to tell you the recipe to make
your own gesso, I did and I love it..
I used a small jam jar which you can see in the picture .
One part white acrylic paint
one part baby powder (talc)
half of one part modge podge or white glue.
Then stir, stir, stir, stir, till it's all mixed together.
TADA you have gesso.
Mine is thick but I can pour it, I'm going to make another jar
but thicker this time so I can use a pallet knife, just going to add more
baby powder, thanks for looking and have a wonderful day..
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Heather Alger said...

Great idea, thanks for the info x
Looks like you have some lovely projects on the go :)
Happy WOYWW Heather #74

Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

Thank you for this formula!! and, thicker might be better for some projects. Lynda

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh thats a great recipe, thanks for sharing. i shall 'borrow' some white PVA from Mr Dunnits 25 litre tub in the workshop!!

butterfly said...

Wow... making your own gesso - that would just never have occurred to me - what fun!
Alison x

April Story said...

Congrats on your concoction. I'll have to share it with my friends who use lots of gesso. April #119

Nan G said...

Looks pretty good....homemade gesso...who'd of think it! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #98

Victoria said...

yay..fantastic post! Thanks for the gesso recipe..very cool! I'll definately try it I paint with gesso all the time! Thanks...and fabulous desk for woyww...wonderful!
Hope to play again soon with you all,

Anonymous said...

So excited about the gesso recipe! I can't wait to try it, thanks!! And what's on your desk looks very intriguing...=)

Monika/Buzsy said...

I am going to have to remember that recipe! Thanks!

Diane said...

cool...will have to give it a try...very interesting!!

Sue Lelli said...

Aren't you the clever one??! Thx for sharing the directions!

Redanne said...

Hi Dianne, that is a great recipe for gesso, may just have to try that one out! I like the way you made the dresses from the beer mats further down in your posts - they look amazing. Thanks for your visit, sorry to be late, slowing catching up again! Hugs, Anne x #37

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Anonymous said...

Is your desktop glass like mine? I love working on glass, don't you? You're tempting me to break my little vacation from my art table. ;) Don't have to twist my arm.

Was fun catching up today.