Hi! Jen Matott here again...I have a project to share with you today! I have used Gelatos on many surfaces but when I saw this little wooden drawer set, I had my creative boundaries pushed. I decided to alter it with the Gelatos, gel medium, and the Stamper's Big Brush pens. I also threw in some modeling paste to create some raised areas.
First, I collage some papers onto the wooden surface with the gel medium as the adhesive. I tore some sheet music, book pages and other scraps. Once they were dry, I added blues and greens to the wood with the Gelatos. I was not too careful, I just scribbled them on and added water to blend. If I saw an area that needed more color, I added more while it was wet and blended. After I finished, it reminded me of Claude Monet's "Waterlilies" paintings.
Next, I added some Modeling paste over stencils from the Crafter's Workshop. I used a palette knife to scrap it over the stencil evenly and pulled the stencil off and it left a slightly raised image. I used a wash of gold watered down Gelatos over the dried paste to tint it. Finally, I added a nest on top with flowers and bling to create a bubbles and garden look. I'm ready to hid little treasures in the drawers or secret little notes.