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 Posted: Fri Jun 8th, 2018 12:19 pm
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Hi Kevin,

Gesso, that takes me back. It is not meant to be sanded. It is meant to prepare canvas for acrylic paints. Comes in two grades - student and artist. Student grade is cheaper and thicker. Gesso is made from chalk, gypsum, acrylic binder. Most canvas these days comes ready to paint. I have not found any real advantage over regular paint/primer and acrylics or rattle can primer followed by rattle can clouds and blue sky when painting hardboard. Consider trying light blue foamboard. Background already done for you, cheap, light and easy to replace. Cut a few cloud templates in cardboard (or copy real ones), rattle can white and grey, let that inner artist out.


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Hi Nigel. Thank you for your reply. I only used Gesso because that was the general advice on YouTube when painting on wood. In my case I am intent on painting the sky on the inner surface of my plank, “protective case “. I have never used foam board, come to it the only “ Art Painting “ that I have ever done was in school, and I left school so long ago now, that I cannot remember much about it. And now that I have done it, and it is too late to
“ Undo it”. What do you suggest that I do next??? Rattle cans you said , but surely if I don’t sand the gesso flat? Those clouds will become Storm Clouds.   Please advise.  Kevin

Staying on the thread Kevin.
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