Category Archives: gesso

November Challenge – Link Party #34

Today I have a handmade journal to share with you. I started out to create a gratitude journal, but decided to make it do double duty by adding currently journal pages to it as well.  I sent this fun little … Continue reading

Posted in autumn, canvas, challenge, cropstop, distress crayons, distress paint, distress stain, flowers, freebie, gesso, Linky Party, petaloo, prima, ranger, ribbon, stamping, stencils, texture, tim holtz, tutorial | 6 Comments

Mini Stretched Burlap Canvas

Today I’m featuring one of the stretched canvas’ Cropstop carries in the store. This one is a mini (4 x 4) one made of burlap.  I decided to make an interchangeable piece of decor with mine. Here’s step by step … Continue reading

Posted in autumn, butterflies, canvas, christmas, cropstop, distress crayons, distress ink, Easter, embellishment, gesso, home decor, patriotic, ranger, spring, stamping, stencils, tag, texture, tim holtz, tutorial, Valentines, winter, xmas | 2 Comments

Back To School

It seems like schools are starting earlier and earlier every year, but growing up it was tradition to wait until the day after Labor Day to begin. I suppose I’ll always think of September as “back to school” month, even … Continue reading

Posted in back to school, cards, chipboard, circles, cropstop, cuttlebug, die cuts, distress ink, distress stain, embossing folders, gesso, inkpad, nestabilities, spellbinders, stamping, stencils, texture, tim holtz, tutorial, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

August Challenge – Link Party #31

It’s time for a new link party here on the Cropstop blog! Before I get to today’s project, I want to take a minute to thank each one of you who faithfully link up to this blog each month.  It … Continue reading

Posted in cards, challenge, cropstop, cuttlebug, die cuts, distress, distress ink, distress oxide, distress paint, embellishment, gesso, inkpad, Linky Party, Martha Stewart, ranger, Reinkers, sizzix, stencils, texture, tim holtz, tutorial, watercolor | 7 Comments

July Challenge – Link Party #30

It’s challenge time again, and here on the Eastern seaboard of the USA it’s summer time!  When I think of summer, I think of: Picnics with my family, evening walks on the beach, fresh veggies from the garden, waffle cones … Continue reading

Posted in butterflies, cards, challenge, cropstop, cuttlebug, die cuts, distress ink, embellishment, embossing folders, gesso, Heartfelt Creations, Linky Party, nestabilities, ranger, spellbinders, stamping, texture, tim holtz, watercolor | 4 Comments

Textured Backgrounds

Today I want to share a tutorial for creating textured backgrounds using Gesso, Spray Ink, and a Gelli Printing Plate. Step One: Spread a thin layer of Gesso over your Gelli Printing Plate using your brayer Step Two: Add color with Spray … Continue reading

Posted in cards, cropstop, cuttlebug, die cuts, distress, distress ink, gelli printing plate, gesso, inkpad, nestabilities, petaloo, ranger, spellbinders, spray ink, stamping, texture, tim holtz, tutorial | 2 Comments