I went to the Indigo Blu open day last week and saw some great demos ... Mike from Krafty Hands was altering a coffee jar and it looked amazing, so I decided to have a go with the black gesso but put my own twist on it.
Unfortunately I was so in the zone that I didn't take pictures whilst making, but I'll talk you through it.
Coated with ModPodge
Wrapped with a piece of embossed card and cut a circle out for the lid.
Then I stuck a mix of embellishments on with a glue gun ... It looks a state at this point as all the embelies are diff colours but don't panic ....
Paint the whole thing with black gesso you will need a couple of coats to get in all the books and crannies.
I then dry brushed very very lightly with white acrylic paint.
Once dry I did a wash of quinacrine gold then lightly brushed my embelies with the same and a touch of yellow.
Once dry I dry brushed with inka gold.
Then sealed the jar with glue n seal.
I totally enjoyed myself .... And you should have seen the state of my paws... Very mucky indeed ha ha
Thanks for looking