Today, I'm going to share how I made colored gel medium or paints with the Gelatos! I wanted some spreadable colored medium that would work over papers that I want to see the text through. I also wanted to be able to make my own colors and use them on other mixed media projects that might be harder to use the Gelato sticks on. So, I created a "paint" or glaze that uses gel medium (I used a matte medium) as the binder.
This is very similar to the sprays I showed you! You pick your Gelato colors and shave off a bit of each of the colors you want to mix onto a craft mat or wax paper.
I've mixed colors to create my own colored glaze! Here I mixed the light blue and the green to create a turquoise color. You can also add white to make it lighter and black to make a darker version of a color.
Spritz some water using the handy little spritz bottle that comes with the tool pack that Faber-Castell makes!
Brush over canvas, thick paper, wood, plaster, or other substrate to create a luminous and sheer glaze or paint. The Faber-Castell Textural Accents sampler contains a sampling of 2oz each of Gesso, Gel and Glaze so it's a great way to give these new techniques a try :)