Lately, I’ve been starting a lot of my pieces the same way: a coat of gesso with text pages mashed into it. Here’s how that works:

Although I use mostly dictionary pages and foreign text, there’s no reason you can’t roll whatever paper ephemera you wish into the wet gesso.

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  1. Thank you for this video focused on gesso. I have had this mixed media collage vision following me around for weeks and I haven’t been able to get myself started. In part, I didn’t quite know how to start, but your video helped a great deal with this issue…and I am off to START. I appreciate your time and your work.

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