Step 1: Gesso all 12 papers.
Supplies Ready - Let the gessoing begin!
Maybe I gessoed too hard ... or, more likely, maybe I need new tools ... my brush broke.
I can tell this is going to be hard on my manicure, but in spite of the broken brush and the messed up nails, the first step was very easy and quick. It definitely did not take me more than 15 minutes.
I realized pretty quickly that I probably need to refresh my paint supply as well as get a few new brushes before I get too far along. This is my tendency - to jump into a project without adequate pre-planning. Oh well, it's a journey, right?