Thursday, 3 August 2017

Cling Wrap Background with Gesso

One of my favorite techniques is cling wrap background, so simple and so pretty.  Here is a link to a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers by Lydia Fiedler (AKA Understandblue) which shows a few colouring mediums you can use with the cling wrap. It's always good when you don't need to buy anything new to try out a tutorial.
For the cling wrap background I used some Bister powders on coated card stock and then later painted it with a thin wash of gesso.  Gesso is a great product for muting down colours or hiding mistakes and restarting.  I wish I'd taken a photo of the background before I'd added the gesso, oh well next time 😄
I'm entering this for Designs by Ryn customer challenge, Daydreamers challenge anything goes

Card Recipe
Stamps: Technique Junkies, Design by Ryn
Paper: 110lb white, Coated card, Black
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Bister, white gel pen, Gesso, cling wrap
Techniques: Cling wrap background


  1. Wow, Christine! Your cards always look so cool. Great background, especially with the water effects. Love those seahorse.

  2. Gorgeous background and good idea about the gesso. Love the muted effect and those eye catching seahorses x.

  3. Hey Christine. What funky seahorses! I like how the muted background really pops out the designs in black! Thanks so much for showing me :)

  4. Wonderful "water" background - great idea to add the gesso and mute the colours. Love the seahorse!

  5. Once again you made the most amazing backgrounds. Love the stamps by Ryn, a set I ordered and enjoy. The sea horses are such a perfect stamp for this setting. Great card!

  6. Cool background, Christine. Love the water droplets and your pretty seahorses. Fantastic design! xx

  7. Great background and lovely card! Thank you for playing along with us at Day Dreamer Challenges:)! Good Luck!- Sunila & Aditi

  8. Beautiful card, love the seahorses and lovely background. Thank you for joining us at DDC this month!

    Nicola DT

    Day Dreamer Challenges
    Making Memories Crafting

  9. Wow, I love this awesome cling wrap background with cool seahorses & water droplets, Christine! As you said, the gesso muted the colors and they're so beautiful! Thank you so much for letting me know about this post! Hideko xx