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Gesso stops bleed through, but with a catch

Gesso stops paper bleed through, but with a catch. In episode 11 of Wind/Wine down Wednesday, I explore using clear gesso in adult coloring books. I show how to stop bleed through, but there are a few things you should be aware of in order to be happy with the outcome. There is always a catch isn’t there? We talk about fixative as well.

In the video I discuss and show how gesso, golden satin liquid and watercolor ground work to stop markers and other media from bleeding through to the backside of your paper. I also show the textural changes it makes to the tooth of the paper. This can be a good thing, but it can also change the way your markers lay down on the page, how long it takes them to dry and it often changes the color. Most commonly making them lighter. If you understand these things it can be a great tool to use when you want to color with your markers or wet media.

I show four methods to apply them and how this changes the warping of the page as well as how effective they are.

I personally feel that these changes are most noticeable when using alcohol markers. Media like inktense are not as noticeably effected.

I also discuss fixative and where and how to use it. My favorite tip is to use it when working with very poor paper that does not have a lot of tooth. By applying a workable fixative prior to adding colored pencil, I am able to add more layers than I normally would be able to add.

Check out the video to see what I mean.

Mentioned in the video: @LisasColoringCorner Wind Down Wednesday Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHrVg_vsgXXRjwrzFwFkvttNE7rdWXiRT

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