Cracked Gesso Textures

Our decorative artists are experienced in the wonderfully organic and versatile medium of cracked gesso.

What is gesso?

Traditional gesso is a mixture of an animal glue binder (usually rabbit-skin glue), chalk, and white pigment which has been used for hundreds of years as an effective primer coat substrate for painting. Gesso is also used as a base on three-dimensional surfaces prior to gilding or painting.

We use the same age-old recipe, minus the pigment, for all of our textures and artworks.

Where can Cracked Gesso Textures be used?

Gesso can be exquisitely applied to individual items of furniture, decorative art pieces and as custom fitted large-scale decorative wall panelling.

Many other striking artistic finishes such as paint effects, gilding and patination can be incorporated into a cracked gesso surface design with endless, exquisite combinations allowing you to choose the perfect, bespoke finish for your taste and setting.

Your bespoke cracked gesso finish

Our Cracked Gesso Textures can be broken down into four individual process elements, allowing you to select from a variety of striking options to create a truly customised finish. Please contact us for a digital factsheet on how to customise your finish or select your favourite from our textures gallery below.

Filigree Cracked Gesso Texture
Euclidean Cracked Gesso Texture
Veld Cracked Gesso Texture
Vane Cracked Gesso Texture
Harlequin Cracked Gesso Texture
Afèith Cracked Gesso Texture
Luminary Cracked Gesso Texture