Hi Jen, what material are you painting on (under the gesso :)
Hi Camilla! I normally paint on birch panels. I like having a hard surface to push against since I do lots of rubbing, sanding, etc. But sometimes I will also stretch linen or canvas over the panels. Lately I'm experimenting with a layer of venetian plaster (people use it to faux-finish walls, etc.) which has a yummy soft feel, and is fun to sand. But pretty much everything you've seen from me was painted on wood. Thanks for stopping by - Louise sends a woof to Morran.
Thanks Jen. I am to doing a lot of rubbing and sanding. I use board.. masonit. But I would like to do them more as a box (upside down) So I don't have to frame them.Morran says woof back :)
Oh, it makes life a lot easier if they are cradled panels. There are some pre-made types that are cheap, and some are deluxe, deeper etc. I've made them in the past but am not the greatest woodworker. I like the prepping and sanding part better!I recently bought a couple of cradled clayboard panels to try - it is a very tough and smooth surface, but absorbent, so you can use graphite, pen and ink, etc.Can't wait to see what you do next...cheers.
That's a perfect "I am not ecstatic about gesso" dog expression!
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