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    Krissy
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      What do you all use as a primer for your chipboard and wood embellishments before using your sprays etc on them.

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      craftysprinkles
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        It depends, but mostly I use gesso. 🙂

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        Krissy
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          sometimes Gesso, sometimes nothing!

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            Gesso, unless I just emboss it, then raw 🙂

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            Krissy
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              Most of the time I don't use anything but if I'm painting it a light color I usually use white gesso first.

              "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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                I usually prime with gesso first. Sometimes I will use a texture paste, but imo, chipboard needs that prep.

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                Krissy
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                  Gesso

                  "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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                    I don't always prime the chipboard before spraying, especially if it's a darker mist color or an opaque one like TA Chalkboard. I've used gesso or just white acrylic paint if that's all I have at hand. A lot of the time I just use the chipboard in its natural state. I like the look.

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                    Krissy
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                      I've just found lately that when I use my sprays on the raw chipboard it soaks into the chipboard too much, so you don't really see the color then.

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                        Gesso for sprays and heat embossing. I leave it raw for Distress and alcohol inks. Anything else, I usually try a bit on a part that will be hidden and go from there. You're right about the absorbency, but sometimes I like that.

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