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How to use clear gesso in mixed-media

Updated: Sep 1, 2022

The are a few special moments in my life that I will treasure and remember forever. The day I moved out of my parent's house, the moment I met Jamie, the days when my daughters were born and amongst them...

the day when I first played with clear gesso!

There's no denying the fact that white gesso is a staple for most mixed-media artists. It's an all time favourite and one of the most versatile products out there. But if I'm to go on a deserted island and I'm allowed to take only two art supplies it would have to be clear gesso and some dry pastels. (I would also probably remove the matches, torch and the insect repellent to fit in a few more paints but that's a whole different story.)

Clear gesso is your best friend if you're into layering, mark-making and collage. But I can understand you may still be hesitant from purchasing a big new jar of the product if you don't know what EXACTLY you can do with it.

That's why we've uploaded this bit of Wanderlust 2022 first lesson to our YouTube channel. It explains all about clear gesso and shows the techniques which were the big life-changers in my case.

If you like what you see in this Wanderlust clip, I can let you in on a little (not so) secret! Wanderlust 2023 is open for enrolments! Read more and sign up here.


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