|CELEBRATION Wall Hanging ( gesso, rubber stamps, paint, ink)|
I started with an 11x14, 140 lb piece of watercolour paper and stamped over the entire surface with Ann Butler ColorBox™ Background Basics Stamps (Diamonds1 and Picnic1) using ColorBox™ Crafter's ink by Ann Butler in Sea Breeze and Blueberry. You need to heat set the inks.
Once dry, I covered most of the surface, using a putty knife, with a thin layer of gesso.
I then wrote words into the wet gesso: 'CELEBRATE', 'Happy birthday to you,..' etc. I used the tip of the knife to write but you can use any sharp object.
Using the ColorBox™ Background Basics by Ann Butler ( Checks1), I stamped into the wet gesso. Let everything dry before proceeding.
Once dry, I used Earth Safe Finishes Iridescents by Ann Butler (rose), and the Blueberry, Ocean Breeze and Limelight inks to highlight the raised surfaces of the dried gesso. Let everything dry.
I attached the pink DCWV Self-adhesive Frame Border and then adhered the ceramic medallion (that I previously made) to the centre. And voila!