If you are just starting out in mixed media art, one of the products that you MUST buy is gesso. We do our very best here, at MixedMediaArt.net, to buy as little as possible and try to create our art with what we already have around us but gesso is the ONE thing I definitely recommend worth investing in.
Gesso is a chalk based paint with many uses. It is used by artists to create a good foundation for painting on. But over the years, mixed media artists have found many other uses and we love to showcase the many uses our talented artists have discovered.
To read more about using gesso in mixed media art, come and read about Creating Layers with Gesso