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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Gypsum or plaster of Paris spread on a surface to make it suitable for painting or gilding (or a surface so prepared).

Usage examples (37)
  • The crow on the back is black gesso from a stencil i cut, highlighted with paint marker.
  • Artists are familiar with yeso. .we call it gesso. esperanza
  • Modern acrylic-based grounds incorrectly called "gesso" do not damage the canvas so they can be applied directly without sizing.
  • So, after I "gesso" the book, I let it dry standing upright and "fanned" open between coats. for more
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