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DIY gesso with marble dust, recipe wanted

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks!' started by Jayhawk, Feb 23, 2018.


  1. Jayhawk

    Jayhawk Double Actioner

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    I’ve been looking for a diy recipe of gesso using marble dust and pva glue. There are lots on YouTube but generally so gagingly goofy I can’t finish them. I bought a few cheepy canvases from michaels and want to smooth and stiffen them. I’m planning to play with hairy brushes and acrylic paints (starting a painting class soon). I’ve used yupo for airbrushing and thought I’d try the canvass too.
    That said, I think it should be something like 2 parts dust, 1part glue, and enough water to thin it to desired viscosity.
    Would appreciate any hints or formulas.
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  2. Mr.Micron

    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Admin

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    Most of the time folks use Chalk and pva due to it is harder to come by marble dust then chalk dust , Some even use lime stone dust .
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    tontmcgrath Young Tutorling

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    Hi I
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    tontmcgrath Young Tutorling

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    Hi I have used this diy gesso for over 20 years
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    tontmcgrath Young Tutorling

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    I have used this diy gesso for over 20 years 50 .5o pva. Acrylic primer undercoat white add baby powder to make a paste thin with water add the powder to paste a little at a time stirring as u go not paste to powder. Give 2 or 3 coats sanding between coats tony
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