The Earth Reliant Artist

Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Playing with Xanth

I had an idea while gessoing paint rags
So did a little experiment
with combining Xanthorrhoea resin
and gesso*

in all the combos each was applied to 
only approx half way

1 is Xanth first allowed to dry then 
gesso applied 

2 is Gesso applied and while still wet
dipped into Xanth

3 is Xanth applied and then painted with gesso 
while still wet

4 is gesso applied left to dry and then 
dipped into Xanth

5 is gessoed on both sides, left to dry and 
then dipped into Xanth

I had such fun doing this 
I am going to make the samples 
into a little book
with notes
and then I think I might make some for sale

x te

* by gesso I mean traditional 
gesso made with whiting and 
rabbitskin glue
applied while warm