So I’m trying the same technique I used in “Gesso/oil pastel experiment” and my gesso is reactivating with the water and making this bizarre crystalline pattern all over my page. It’s also coming off in chunks. I’m assuming it’s not dry all the way, even though it was a thin coat and I dried it with a heat gun for several minutes. My gesso coat was much thicker last time so this irritating little problem didn’t happen before. hmmmm.
note to self: let things dry.