Instructions for Tinted Gessoed Paper
Instructions for Tinted Gessoed Paper


This process will provide you with an inexpensive, hand made painting and drawing surface.

Materials


1. Fabriano Studio Cold Press 140 # paper. 15x22 6 sheets $8.99, 8 sheets $11.99. Available at Rochester Art Supply (fineartstore.com)

2. Aquacryl Student Gesso (available at the Art Store Southtown Plaza)

3. Lampblack Acrylic for tinting gesso - samples available for matching color

4. 4" shed resistant roller - 1/2" nap for semi-rough surface

Instructions

1. Tint gesso with lampblack

2. First coat mix 2 parts water with 5 parts gesso

3. Second coat is 1 part water with 5 parts gesso

4. Let each coat dry thoroughly before applying next coat

5. Coat both sides

6. When dry compress the paper for a day or two to flatten it.