Let’s finally figure out how to make gesso. Gesso is a type of primer that you spread onto surfaces to create a smooth surface for painting. Artists use it to prepare their canvases, but it can also be used on wood or metal. It is usually white in color and has many uses in different art forms.
Gesso can act as an undercoat for oil paintings, provide texture for acrylics, and serve as the base coat on most types of surfaces before painting or drawing.