Couple ways to make your own "Gesso"
#1: is by: Astar's Place
A.J.’s Homemade Gesso:
Couple things about this it is a little rougher than normal gesso but it does sand nicely. Because of the baby powder it will be a little chalkier when sanding so use a fine sand paper. Cure time is 24 hours but you can speed it up with a hair dyer or a heat gun.
- 1 part white glue (I used cheap white glue from the Dollar Store - you can also use PVA glue or Elmer's)
- 3 parts water (since I used the cheap white glue I should have decreased the water to 2 parts)
- 6 parts baby powder (since I used way more water than what I should have, I used more baby powder. I did not measure I tilted the baby powder container and squeezed - scientific I know)
- I added some Titanium White from the an almost empty 2 oz. tube of Liquitex (there was maybe a TBSP left in it.)
#2: Learn How to Make 3 different recipes for Homemade Gesso/
Tutorial– Plus how to use DIY Gesso with different art mediums
Here is my homemade gesso experiment. I will show you how to make three different gesso recipes and we experiment with our DIY handmade Gesso. I will use water colors, oil pastels, markers, colored pencils; acrylic paints with each one the recipes and talk about the differences.
I loved this tutorial , hope you enjoy also!!
Hugs Sherrie Nordgren!