How to Make your own Gesso. The blog of Rachel Weaver, Artist and Designer.

How to Make Your Own Gesso

Why use Gesso?Gesso acts as a primer and barrier, providing a tooth to trap pigment and also reducing absorption into your chosen work surface. Gesso can be applied thickly to create a textured surface, or thinned down and applied in multiple coats.Use it to prime paper, cardboard, canvas, wood and more. Some canvases can be purchased pre-gessoed.You...

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