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  • Dolores Zombory

    cool technique. (I don't own all the little crafty tools shown but I like the idea of a watercolor background with diluted gesso and writing floating on top)

  • K Under

    elvie studio: inspiration monday Painted Background = MARKER + MINI MISTER water 5

  • Kathleen Rogers

    Watercolor technique- by elvie studio: inspiration monday

  • Bonnie Hochhalter

    Art journal inspiration. The technique is acrylic block inking plus gesso then stamping words with black. | Elvie Studio blog

  • Meagan Weidner

    elvie studio: inspiration monday. From site " and now that we have a background, let's take this page one step further! paint a large square of slightly diluted gesso onto the page......" Very fun idea.

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