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    Angelica
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      What type of gesso do you prefer white or clear?

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      Angelica
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        For me it’s white all the way. I used clear once and didn’t like it.

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        Merrihew
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          I use white most of the time, but when I did the burlap canvas last month, I wanted the burlap to show in places and the clear was great for that!

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          droopidog
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            I use white, black and clear. I love them all for their different uses. I think clear is my favorite, until I try my spray gesso.

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            Bec
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              I use clear gesso to prime every page I make, it’s great beacause it doesn’t cover up any designs on the paper and it gives a perfect surface for mixed media work. But I also use white gesso a lot on things like priming chipboard before I colour it or lighting up areas on my layouts.

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              RAE
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                I use them all. I love white for softening up colors and splatters. I also use the black for splatters, and it’s a great matte finish for some projects. I don’t use clear as much, but I use it as a resist, like Bec, when I do.

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                msjan1
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                  I use them all. Depends on what look I am after as to which I use.

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                  Peggy
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                    Like the rest of you, it all depends on what I’m using it for. I like the clear as a base for mixed media, the white to soften colors and the black and the white for splattering.
                    Otherwise, I enjoy mixing them all with mica to get different results and I use them as a base on chipboard; even with embossing powder, they end up with totally different shadings.

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                    talkis
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                      I like all of gesso. I think I prefer a clear and white.

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                      luv46kdz
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                        I tend to use white a lot but I like the clear too for the paper tomshow through. I habe never used black yet ?

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                        Debbie
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                          I use white but I have not tried the others yet.

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                          Kathi
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                            I used all the Gessos. What type depends on what I’m working on

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