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Gesso like paste

After searching for the best homemade Gesso like paste I found one using products you probably already have lying around home. I found this recipe worked well with any acrylic paint. If using a dye/stain colour I found that the mixture took a huge amount of baking soda to thicken it up. I eventually gave up and compensated with a bit of plaster of paris and found it was instantly transformed into a lovely thick paste. You can see the texture of this paste in the Gallery section where I have used it for a Shabby Chic style pages.


Pro- Has a lovely to texture to it. I used this formula for my first attempt at “Shabby Chic” styled pages.

Con- None that I have found.


What you need

2 table spoons of acrylic paint (use what ever colour you want)

2 tablespoons of normal white glue

1/2 cup of baking soda


Mix the liquids together first  and slowly add the baking soda, mixing as you go. Hey presto homemade gesso!


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