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Thursday, November 20, 2008

step-by-step: gesso spidercard

michelle wants the street team to play with gesso this month...
i made some of these cobweb-backgrounds at our stamp retreat 3 weeks ago. spiderweb (tim holtz) stamped with gesso, let dry, sprayed with glimmer mist.

giant spider (green eyed goblin; not sure if still in business) stamped with black brilliance (my favorite black stamppad, actually)
glued on two postal stamps
cancellation stamps by ma vinci
smeared on green fluid acrylic (brand: golden) and some gesso.
wanted the spider to be visible, so overstamped it again.
i liked how the fluid acrylic colored the gesso-stamped spiderweb at some points.
a little sandpaper treatment, some smearing again, the airmail label,
auf unserem stempelwochenende in bad aibling war eine der gezeigten techniken das stempeln mit gesso (auch thema diesen monat bei michelle ward´s street team). ich hatte mir ein paar karten vorbereitet, auf denen ich das spinnennetz (tim holtz) mit gesso gestempelt habe und nach dem trocknen glimmer mist aufgesprüht habe.
dann lagen die karten erstmal bis heute... die bearbeitungsschritte seht ihr oben: abwechselnd stempeln, briefmarken aufkleben, drüber schmieren mit acrylic fluid (grün, von golden) und gesso, zum schluss noch ein bisschen mit sandpapier schmirgeln und luftpost-aufkleber drauf. die spinne hab ich zwei mal gestempelt, weil sie zwischendurch beim farbe auftragen fast ganz verschwunden war.


  1. johanna - that spider wen is so cool under the mist. i can imagine it looks even more fab in-real-life. the spider postage is a great addition. thanks for sharing your steps with the team!

  2. This looks so cool with all the layers, and I love postal. Thanks for identifying the makers of your tools.

  3. WOW What a good image to try the resist with! Love the spiderweb!

  4. Some cool stamp that is, they look great together!

  5. Oh my goodness, that spider is amazing! Love seeing all the steps through to the finished item. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  6. What cool effects ! That web stamp is great. Wonderful job, Crusader !

  7. Oh my, I love the spider web and the effects it creats. Making a postcard is a wonderful idea with this technique. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. And I THOUGHT I was done collecting stamps....I LOVE this piece at all stages. Even the first one could stand as is. Thanks for showing these! -Kim

  9. Diesem Post ist toll! The spiderweb turned out fantastic! Sehr gut!!!

  10. hello Johanna,

    your spiderweb resisted perfect ! I had some problems when my stamps were not bold enough and too detailed. But your spiderweb came out perfect. Haven't thought about stamping with gesso and overspraying with glimmermist. Must try this too...

    Your card turned out great : would make a perfect addition to my halloween stuff...:)

    greetings from Belgium

  11. OMG! I love love love what you have done here! I never thought to use the gesso on rubber. Dang... I'm off to the art room now!~ :D


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