After seeing a video on the Penny Black website on the use of Gesso as a surface for stamping on I set off in search of Gesso not thinking for one minute it could be found in Cape Town. I was most surprised to be able to get my hands on it and set about experimenting.
Using a section of newspaper I tried to get the right consistency of the Gesso. I did water it down a fair bit before I was happy with it. Once it had dried I found it easy to stamp on (Archival black ink) and colouring in was no problem. I used aqua pencil crayons and a blender pen.
The circle is from Spellbinders Circles Large and the die behind it is from Spellbinders Blossom Three. The sentiment is Penny Black 'To You'.