Friday, May 15, 2009

It's like waiting for gesso to dry

Lumilyon was wondering what all this talk about gessoing pages is about (see yesterday's post). It's very tedious.

Today I .....



... gessoed 2 pages and did some laundry ...



... gessoed 2 pages and vacuumed ...




... gessoed 2 pages and mopped ...



... gessoed 1 page (because the other page was too pretty to cover up) and had lunch ...

etc.

(here's another book I did in this same technique last summer: phase one and phase two)

8 comments:

ooglebloops said...

At least you're disciplined enough to do house worthy things, while waiting for gesso to dry!!!!LOL

*jean* said...

oo now your house is nice and clean....i want to know what you had for lunch!! it looks so yummy!!!

Kimmie said...

Hi Jean - it was rice and leftover porkchops with tangerines and green onions and soy sauce.

and Ooglebloops - I've been goofing off ever since lunch - having "done my time" and all :)

Nancy said...

Lovely way to spend a Friday :)
Kim, do you put any sealer over the gesso? Or does it hold pretty good? I used it on a light block a while back and it got a drip on it and it just took the gesso off! I know that it quite a different surface--just curious :)

Kimmie said...

Nancy - I haven't had any trouble like that - I've always had great luck with coating paper with it. Itmakes a wonderful foundation to add other stuff like collage and paint. Pigment inks for stamping work well too (dye inks just fade away)

Nancy said...

Thanks Kim, I think I need to go to a garage sale and get a book or two :)

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Hee hee - at least your house is clean!

Renee Howell said...

I always feel better about creative time when I have our "water machines" cranked up and running. Specifically the dishwasher and washing machine. Excellent use of "wait time.!