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Alexandra’s Sunday Scrapbook: Background Stamping + Gesso

January 27, 2013

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For this week-end’s scrapbooking with Penny Black Inc, Alexandra has a fun tutorial – she’ll show you how to make background paper with stamps and gesso.

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I used three stamps to make today’s page:  40-202 Indian Wheel; 30-160 Friendship and 30-161 embellishments

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I hope you’ll join me! Thank you!

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16 Comments leave one →
  1. January 27, 2013 3:11 am

    Very useful – I’ve not used Gesso before & this made me realise what I could do with patterned papers that I bought when I first started crafting but have ‘grown out of.’ I love the way these Sunday scrapbooking posts help me to think outside my cardmaking box & broaden my horizons. It’s all about interchange & dialogue.
    Paula (PEP)

    • January 27, 2013 10:59 am

      Dear Paula,

      Thank You so much for your kind comment.
      I am deeply touched by your words.

      I do like and share the same philosophy.

      Let’s Have fun and create stuff, right?!

  2. January 27, 2013 6:45 am

    Great layout, love the use of the stamps.

  3. Mary-Anne V. permalink
    January 27, 2013 7:34 am

    Very pretty layout…wonderful job with the Gesso. Thanks for the pics.

  4. Michelle Johnson permalink
    January 27, 2013 7:46 am

    This is a great background stamp, love the gesso idea. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  5. January 27, 2013 9:20 am

    I never thought to paint the gesso on my stamp and then stamp the image. Fantastic idea. Love this layout. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. January 27, 2013 9:29 am

    What a cool take with the background stamps! Alexandra has done it again!

  7. Karen permalink
    January 27, 2013 3:08 pm

    Such a fun scrapbook page. I alway enjoy “playing” with paint. Great idea using the background stamp. I don’t use mine as much as I should. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Katie B. permalink
    January 27, 2013 11:05 pm

    Great layout, I have ‘gone back in time’ read a lot of the previous posts on your blog and love your work, but found you here on the Penny Black blog a couple of weeks ago! Love your idea to try stamping with gesso on patterned paper as well! But it works so well on the craft with a little color. Hope to see more of your work here! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  9. January 28, 2013 2:55 am

    love love all the details. as always, beautiful layout, Alexandra!

  10. January 28, 2013 4:56 am

    What a gorgeous page, absolutely love it! xx

  11. barbara lassiter permalink
    January 28, 2013 12:38 pm

    This is a wonderful technique and you’ve inspired me to get some gesso. I’ve been thinking about it! I love the watercolor spatters you used on the background paper. The LO is beautiful and I love details, such as the banners! Wonderful!

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