Have you heard of Gesso? This smooth, highly pigmented professional-grade liquid paint is one of the most important supplies needed to prepare your canvas for the work of art to come.
More like a high-quality liquid paint than an artist-grade acrylic paint, Nova Color’s Gesso is a primer traditionally used by artists to treat the surface of their canvas prior to painting. It dries hard, making the surface (either traditional like canvas or even mixed media forms) stiffer. Not only does this make it easier for the artist to apply the paint, but it also makes the surface slightly textured and ready to accept professional-grade acrylic paint rather than soak it in.
Gesso is a must-have for any artist who routinely uses canvas and wants to get the most out of their professional acrylic paint. However, even casual crafters should have artist-grade Gesso on hand. With Gesso, the possibilities for what you can paint on are endless. For instance, if you wanted to paint on a vinyl record or add hand-painted elements to a mirror, all you need to do is add some Gesso to where you’re going to paint and begin going to work with professional-grade acrylic paint once dry.
While there’s no right or wrong way to apply Gesso, we suggest evaluating if you need to dilute it. Our gesso is already fluid. Additionally, you can sand the Gesso between each completely dry layer.
Purchase the best acrylic paint and liquid applications from Nova Color today and see for yourself the endless painting possibilities!