I dug really deep to find that tube of Dina Wakley gesso that was included in a Simon kit YEARS ago!
I've only ever used it to create white splatter, so I was happy when Hilary chose it for their CAS Mix Up September 2022 challenge! Then I watched all the videos to see the possibilities... the very last video sparked a little idea!
Out came a never-before-used stencil set from Pinkfresh Studio called Wintry Forest - intended for ink, I just used gesso for every layer and ended up pouring fine glitter over the last one for a little sparkle. Yikes! it took more than a day as each layer of gesso had to dry before I could add the next! When all the drying was done, I blended Speckled Egg DOX over the entire thing, then spritzed it with water [good thing I started off with watercolor paper!] and dabbed off the excess. The skyline took the ink beautifully but the gesso-ed areas were just a bit stained by the ink ... here's the result:
I'm not thoroughly convinced this was a huge success, but it is kinda pretty. One more card for the Christmas stash - that's always a good thing!