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    Art Journal: Faded Blue



    The simplicity of a collage with a thin layer of white gesso. The images are soft and faded, so there will be more contrast between handwritten journaling, a stamped quote, or some doodles. I could add another layer of gesso to the page or selectively, to set up a journaling spot or make it look even more faded. I find it interesting that the gesso results in desaturating the color, calming the page, giving it a blue look.

    This is one of 6 Collages 6 Ways; the final version was completed in June 2009.

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    Reader Comments (4)

    Isn't Gesso the best! I love using it to tone down things (the way you've done here), to do gesso resists (a new fav way to use it), just so many things. Love the blue tone it lent to this piece...how cool!
    Peace & Love,
    ♥ Barb ♥

    03.19.2009 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

    Amazing with gesso can do! I love the stuff! Great demo, Tammy! Hugs :)

    I too find it so calming, the blue and how the whole page became blue after the gesso. I will have to try this. Wondering if the gesso will show always as a blue even though the papers are diiferent hues? This could be a very fun exercise.

    03.23.2009 | Unregistered CommenterRosalie

    I LOVE the calming effect of the blue. Reminiscent of blue willow dishes, almost.

    11.4.2010 | Unregistered Commentertrece

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