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Halloween DIY: Skeleton Jar

It’s been a while since I did anything with gesso. I used it two years ago in my Please Don’t Cry piece, and I’ve been itching to try using again since then.

The process I used in this video where I just used the gesso is probably the most time consuming method you could use. If you want to thicken up the gesso and not layer quite so much you can add flour, plaster of Paris or even wood glue to the mix. My favourite mix is to do 1/3 gesso, 1/3 flour and 1/3 wood glue. It’s so much thicker and the wood glue makes it quite forgiving and pliable.

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  • Reply Elisa

    Hi Klaire, your tutorials are always a pleasure to watch, so calming and well thought! I’m not that good at drawing, but I would love to recreate this one 🙂 Such a nice idea for all year round, not only Halloween!

    7th November 2020 at 1:39 pm
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