I made gesso when I worked on my holiday snowman. It worked great. I decided to use my vintage journal as my art journal. It's best to paint with gesso. I was out of gesso and decided to make my own.
I used equal parts white glue and drywall compound and added white paint. It seem thick but translucent. It was gritty and not as smooth as I wanted.
Today I did some research on gesso recipes and found a different one.
|One part plaster of paris (1/2 cup)|
|One part white glue. (1/2 cup)|
|Two parts white paint. (1 cup)|
|The recipe. It needs to be stored in an air tight container.|