Clear Gesso


Today I’m going to share my recipe for clear gesso.

What is gesso in the first place? It prepares your surface for the whatever mediums. It basically gives the paper “tooth.”

Let’s get started!

Mix 1 part water with 2 parts cornstarch. It will have a weird solid liquid consistency. Add 3 parts PVA glue. I use Mod Podge Matte.

Store in an airtight container.

DIY Gesso v.s. Liquitex Clear Gesso

  1. Smooth Texture vs Rougher (harder for me to letter quotes/draw on)
  2. $4 for a 4oz bottle of Mod Podge vs $9.99 for a 4oz bottle of Liquitex Clear Gesso





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