If it weren't so laughingly close to the truth, I'd be offended.
As it is, I've been hooked on gesso for the past few years. I don't know about you, but when I'm excited about something, I share it with others. So, when I'm teaching, I manage to slide it into as many projects as I can.
Here are some tags for a project I'm working on to teach at Right At Home scrapbook store (Massachusetts) in August. They are liberally gessoed and each one teaches a different technique in using the product.
I've got some friends who are loving gesso, too.
Check out what Jeanette did here.
And, what Sharyn did here.
True confessions. The day before Ashley's graduation party, I gessoed our metal security front screen door. It was looking shabby (as opposed to shabby chic!) and it was too late to order a new door and have it installed. So, I did what any respectable artist would do...I proceeded to paint it with gesso. If I might say so myself, it looks pretty good. After monsoon season, we'll see...
As with many good things, there's a disclaimer and some fine print.
Caution: This product may become habit forming. Repeated use may cause your children to hide their possessions and lock themselves in their room.