Make your OWN Gesso!

Here is a great recipe for making your own gesso-very inexpensively!!!

1 cup of white school glue
3 cups of water
6 cups of baby powder
Acrylic paint for coloring

Mix the glue and water together so blended-then add in the baby powder one cup at a time and stir
Put into a jar ( i add plastic wrap under the lid)


1/2 cup of glue
1 1/2 cups of water
2 1/2 cups of baby powder
Acrylic paint
MIX glue and water first and then add powder 1/2 cup at a time

Store in a clean jar
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4 Comments for “Make your OWN Gesso!”

  1. 1lisa

    i love watching your videos you have great tips and ideas and you always keep it real : ) Craft on Lisa

  2. 2Sam Lewis

    I just love your willingness to share your knowledge and at with the world. Keep on rocking on! xxSAMxx

  3. 3Jeanine

    Mrs Kelly! YOU ARE AMAZING!!!! Can I add corn starch to thicken it up a bit or will it ruin its abilities??? Will it make it mold?? Thanks… PS in case you never get to see my comments under your YouTube videos, I want to thank you personally for all of your inspiration and REAL-ness. Because of this, I have been able to FINALLY push myself to actually using all the products I have purchased over the years for art. Art that I have never been confident enough to DO! Til your videos gave me the Power to TRY. Thank you. Your willingness to help others afford this art lifestyle with your tips and tricks, is appreciated and indespesnsible and irreplaceable. As are you. Thank you God bless from Canada xo

  4. 4Jeanine

    PS Kelly you have so much valuable information & resources here on BOTH your old & New Blog spaces. I have a couple suggestions: add the tags or labels & SEARCH option/sections, please, that each Google blogspot offers. Add the Social Media Sharing options PLEASE! Right now only “pin” for Pinterest is available. These suggestions are for your old blog. It is SOO difficult to find anything because it’s not got “tags” or “categories” or “search” so I couldn’t find anything I needed. It’s imperative because I hear you refer to many different tutorials (like this one) on your Recent (&folder) videos, & I can’t get to them because of no search or categorized information elements available.

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