Each and every week, we look back in time and remember the beautiful art of our late friend and colleague Christy Riopel.
Christy’s designs are timeless. So many of her creations from way back when continue to inspire us today.In loving memory of Christy Riopel
This week we are looking back to the Fall 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.  Christy wrote a two-part feature article on using a variety of different types of mediums. The article was appropriately called Mad for Mediums as Christy rarely created a project without adding some kind of ooey gooey goodness! Here is one of the many projects that Christy designed featuring gesso.

Gesso Resist
Because gesso is a sealant, mediums will react differently on top of it then they will on paper. You can use this to your advantage by using it to create a soft resist. I call it a soft resist because it may retain a bit of the colour that you place it on top of. Here I sponged gesso through a vintage plastic doily with a high-density sponge. After the gesso dried, I sprayed Ranger Dylusions spray over top. I then used a baby wipe to buff the gesso lightly (too much will wipe the gesso away). Let dry before building your layout on top.

Scrapbook layout designed by Christy Riopel featuring a resist technique. | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine
Layout Designed by Christy Riopel. SUPPLIES: Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock, Ranger white gesso and Dylusions spray, Simple Stories patterned paper, stickers and die cuts, Tombow Xtreme adhesive and pen.

For this project, Christy used Ranger Dylusions Ink SprayRanger Dylusions ink Sprays | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Ranger Dina Wakley Media White GessoDina Wakley White Gesso Tombow Xtreme AdhesiveTombow Xtreme AdhesiveHave a wonderful Saturday everyone.

In loving memory of Christy Riopel – we continue to raise money for the Christy Riopel Art Scholarship. To date – one scholarship has been given through The Boys & Girls Club of Calgary. This warms my heart knowing that Christy continues to spread gentle, caring and inspiring love through art in our world. Thank you so much to everyone who donates. We appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.

The Christy Riopel Art Scholarship | #RememberingChristy | Donate Today | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine
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  1. Maria Shehan Reply

    Love to win this giveaway….especially the ranger sprays