Gesso is the Anthem…Boy, you’re so handsome
As important as an Anthem is to a country winning a gold Medal in the Olympics…as is Gesso to art journaling.
Always use Gesso (either black or white) to prime your pages before you paint. It gives a good base (tooth) to accept the paint and stops the paper from absorbing too much and wasting your materials. Use especially for acrylic paints on both paper and canvas.
What is Gesso?
Definition taken from the Golden site is as follows:
“GOLDEN Gesso is a flexible, ready-to-use ground that prepares the surface of a substrate to accept paints and provides tooth to promote paint adhesion.”
I couldn’t have said it any better. : )
Here is a good video I found on You Tube explaining how it can be used. Enjoy!!