Sunday, October 27, 2013

Gesso & Smooch Spritz technique by ~ Helena Johansson

Hi everybody! Today I have a card to share, and I have used lots of gorgeous papers from GCD Studios and Donna's Family Jeans Collection, chipboard from Want2scrap and Donna, and fabulous Smooch Spritz.

Joy card

First, I want to show you how I have got the "metallic" look on the paper edges. This is what I have used: Papers from GCD Studios and Donna's Family Jeans collection, 6x6 paper pad, white gesso, Smooch Spritz in two colors - River Mossy and Mixed Berries.

Metallic tut 1

First, I cut the papers in three different sizes, and then I painted the edges with white gesso using a sponge.

Metallic tut 2

Then I misted the two colors of Smooch Spritz in a plastic container and let the colors blend a bit. (I have used this container before, so there are "leftovers" from other colors too, but that actually gives my project an even better look :)

Metallic tut 3

Then I gently dipped the paper edges into the mist and let them soak up some paint. I also moved the paper around a little to get an uneven amount of color around the edges.

Metallic tut 4

This is what the paper looks like after it has soaked up a bit of mist. You can repeat this a couple of times if you want more color, I did this on my papers.

Metallic tut 5

When I was done with the papers I made a flower using Spellbinders Carnation Creation dies. Since I had some mist left in the plastic container, I painted the edges of the flower with some gesso and dipped the flower into the mist too. I also used a small piece of cheesecloth and sprayed it with the Mixed Berries Smooch Spritz and gently arranged it underneath the flower.

Joy card 7

The Want2Scrap chipboard swirls got the same treatment - I painted them with gesso and dipped them into my mist mixture.

Joy card 6

Underneath the flower I have also put a swirl from Spellbinders and Donna's Pocket and Swirls dies (and of course, it also got some Smooch Spritz on it!)

Joy card 4

I completed my card with flat, plastic silver beads that my darling daughter so nicely donated:

Joy card 2

Thank you for stopping by today!



Products used:
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar - Family Jeans collection, 6x6 paper pad
Spellbinders dies: Carnation Creations, Pocket and Swirls Dies
Smooch Spritz - River Mossy and Mixed Berries
Want2Scrap: Donna Salazar - Chipboard Swirls (large and small)
Pearls & Beads
Sentiment rub-on
Resin key


  1. Hi Donna and Team, love seeing all the gorgeous inspiration here. Thanks! Now that Google Reader is gone can you possibly add Bloglovin or Feedly to your RSS feeds, please?

  2. Great idea thanks for sharing!