Create a Vintage Card with a Gesso Tag Embellishment
Vintage layouts give a classic and timeless feel to your card. In today's tip, I'm going to show you how to give your layout a classic look and vibe using a gesso tag as an embellishment.
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Apply a nice thin layer of gesso on your paper using your palette knife. Remember to wipe down the gesso from your knife as it will get rock hard and will ruin it if it dries up.
As you can see, I've got one directly over my tag with no paper in between and the other one I've got directly on to my colored paper.
Peel the paper off the tag, and you'll see that you are left with the negative side of the print. It creates such an organic and messy effect and just looks really nice on tags!
Then add a little bit more gesso on the few blank areas of the tag to finish it off nicely.
As an additional design, I am gonna tear this lovely orange colored paper and layer it over the top.
You can also tear off the bits that you don't want, leaving a little bit of underside of the orange paper as seen below.
Then, as you can see I used my butterfly punch and created these rustic-looking butterflies. Some of which I've painted with ink and some I have literally put gesso over the top, giving them a nice thick feel.