Papericious Gesso - Introduction

11:00 am Shilpa Nagaonkar 0 Comments

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

Papericious has launched their own art mediums this year. And one of the important product they have now is - "Gesso"

It comes in two sizes

100g Bottle of White and Black Gesso
Price :INR190

250g Jars of White and Black Gesso
Price :INR380

 What is Gesso?
Gesso is a primer for acrylic paints, pencils, stamps, sprays, crayons.
It is a lot like a paint but dries matte.
Gesso is water based, you can add water into it and make it thinner, if you want.
Gesso is permanent after drying.

Why Gesso?
It gives tooth to the surface. The Gesso coat gives paint/clolor something to hold onto.
Gesso helps to use less acrylic paints because paint doesn't soak into surface.
e.g. On Canvas, gesso prevents the fabric from soaking up the paint. The colors won’t bleed, and you won’t use as much paint.
Paint behaves differently than Gessoed surface.
Gesso makes surface more stiff.
You will have more control over colors on Gessoed surface than non Gessoed. 
You can mix paint with Gesso for tinted version of Gesso

On Which surfaces Gesso an be used?

Papericious Gesso in (150g) bottle is thin. You can squeeze bottle to pour it on your surface and spread it with brush. It gives full coverage.
Paapericious Gesso in (250g) Jar is Heavy Gesso and very thick. You can spread it directly on the surface using palette knife or with brush. It can be used to create texture with stencils as well.

Papericious Black Gesso
It gives black texture and full coverage.
Dries permanent ... looks similar to Chalkboard paint.
White and coloured pencils/ crayons/ paint pens can be used on black gesso surface.

here is my video  where you will find, how I've used Papericious Black Gesso for beautiful paint effect.

And here is my another mixed media video tutorial,
where you will find, how to create texture with Papericious Heavy Gesso.

Papericious Gesso quality is excellent and it comes with best price!!
I am big fan of this and use it for my almost every mixed media project.
Hope you have got your own Papericious Gesso Jar!

Available at:
The Craft Shop
Nirmal Stationers, Delhi
Nagashri Arts
Rainbow Craftykari
Jovita D'Souza

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Mixed Media Dream Catcher on Canvas + Video Tutorial!

11:00 am Ujjwal 1 Comments


This is Ujjwal and today I am sharing a mixed media canvas using the fabulous Papericious mediums and the beautiful Dream Catcher Kits recently launched. I will also be using a few other newly launched chipboards as well to built this piece of art.

The Dream Catcher Kits are beautifully designed and you can create stand alone dream catchers to hang in your home or gift it to your family and friends. Or you could use them like I did, on a canvas and create a wall art.

I will also be working with the Papericious Spritz and Gesso on this canvas. Spritz are my absolute favorite for their vibrant colors and ease of use.

Watch the video here for the step by step process of how I create this canvas.

This is one of the favorites so far and I hope you liked it too!
Have a great day!

Supplies Used


Dream Catcher

11:00 am Monia - Monika Jakubowska 2 Comments

Hello crafty friends, Monika here.
Today I would like to show you my first ever dream catcher made with Papericious products.
All chipboards I painted white. I used Round Dream Catcher chipboard, but I also added Feathers and Ring collage. Ring collage helped me to connect all parts. Pink and cream pearls comes from Wedding Collection Kit.
All flowers are made by me with Sigma cardstock. Small flowers I made using my tutorial. All elements are sparkling, because I used Crystal Clear powder.

Papericious products used:
Chipboard Ring collage
Chipboard Feathers
Chipboard Round Dream Catcher

Sigma cardstock
Fabric flowers FL5002
Fancy Chain Lace
Crystal Clear  
pearls from Wedding Collection Kit

I hope you like my inspiration.
Thank you for stepping by!


Mixed Media Dream Catcher

11:00 am crafty D 6 Comments

Hello my crafty friends.

This is Diana once again.

Today I am showing you a Mixed Media canvas 55 cm x 40 cm. I just love the dream catcher new chipboards. What a great variety of design. and even few sizes too.
First I tried to build the composition and took some of the items I thought will work together. Laces, chipboards, wood frames, metal charms and more. During the process I changed some of the items.
When I glued everything I covered with new black Gesso and some Inka gold for the finish.

Background:  I found some old net that I kept from som package I received. I glued it and when it dried I covered with black Gesso.And highlighted with Inka gold.

I used so many different products:
Chipboards: Gears, Keys, Criss Cross, Moroccon lattice.
Flowers:  Fabric flowers blooms.
Lace: Fancy chain
Jute Cord - Baby Blue

The bottom part of the Canvas  is a Dream Catcher. For that I used the Small dream catcher Chipboard package and the feathers from the Heart dream catcher chipboard package.
Flowers: Blooms. The Dream catcher I painted with Black gesso and with Inka gold and afterwords I used Embossing powder Frontage. Feathers chipboards I covered with 3 different glitter colors.

The view of the whole Canvas

Here are some products I used making this canvas

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you loved this Canvas
Hugs, DT Diana


May Challenge Winners

2:20 pm Monia - Monika Jakubowska 4 Comments

Hello everyone!
Monika here and I want to share with you the Winner and the Top 3 for our May Challenge: Add flowers and one or more die cuts.  
Thank you for all lovely entries and thank you to everyone who played along. 
Now on to this month's winners...

 In the TOP 3 we have :

And the WINNER chosen by our amazing DT Members is

Congratulations!!! Your tags was very beautiful :)

Please e-mail with the subject line May Challenge Winner to claim your voucher. You can also grab your Winner's badge from HERE.

Top 3, you can also grab your badge from HERE and flaunt it on your blog :)

Our challenge for June is also up and the theme is Try Something New. You can check out more details in THIS post.

Let`s play together and have fun!
Have a nice day!