On Next Gen Stampers, there are challenges to use gesso and autumn colors (two separate challenges). I combined them here.
I wanted to demo how gesso can make very slick surfaces usable.
This little booklet came with a Tarot deck. It was very slick, even more so than playing cards. I gessoed first, using white gesso, and let it dry. Then I swiped with two colors of distress inks (Faded Corduroy and Vintage Photo), and then dry brushed the whole thing with Lumiere Sunset Gold. I left just a bit of text peeking out, as this will become a gift for my sister-in-law and she'll like that.