This one shows my ongoing happy love affair with the versatility of gesso . . .
I stamped the sails in black and then clear embossed them. Then I generously applied the white gesso with a small brush, letting it stay a little rough and dimensional. The raised edges on the sails (from the heat embossing) made it easier to keep the gesso inside. When done, I traced over the black edges with a black marker to make sure they looked crisp against the white sails.
Gesso is my dear friend . . . thinned with a little water, it makes a great spatter. It quickly prepares almost any surface for whatever colorant you want to use. It's cheap, dries quickly, is an easy water cleanup, and it also comes in black. Both colors are valued and permanent members of my stash . . .
Cardstock: Bazzill Kachina, Champion Narrow Ribbed White,
The Paper Cut Watercolor paper , Generic scraps
Stamps: Impression Obsession Geologic, Rubber Tree Sails,
Stampin’ Up: all text
Inks: ColorBox Black
Colorants: Lindy’s Stamp Gang ink powders Magical: Time Travel
Teal, Luscious Lime
Emb Powder: WOW Clear Matte Dull
Doo Dads: White Gesso