Prep Vintage Book with Gesso for Art Journaling

If you’re looking to add a unique touch to your next art journaling project, you may want to consider prepping a vintage book with gesso. Gesso is a type of primer used to prepare canvas or other surfaces for painting. It can also be used on a vintage book to create a smooth and even surface for your art journaling and paint. Here are some simple steps to help you get started:

  • Gather your supplies. You’ll need a vintage book, gesso, a paintbrush, palette knife and a surface to work on.
  • Begin by prepping the surface of the book. If your vintage book has any dust or debris on the pages, you can brush them off or even gently wipe them down with a damp cloth. Let your page dry before moving on to the next step.
  • Apply gesso to the surface of the book using a paintbrush. Start from the center and work your way out to the edges. Make sure to apply an even coat to the entire surface. If you want to protect the pages beneath, just slip a sheet of paper between the pages.
  • Allow the gesso to dry completely before adding any art journaling elements.

Using gesso to prep a vintage book is an easy way to make your art journaling projects more unique and interesting. With a bit of patience and the right supplies, you’ll be able to create beautiful art journaling projects that you’ll be proud of.

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