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Metallic Gelatos In The New Year

Glazing into the New Year!


Hi everyone! Happy New Year!! It's Lisa with you today with a fun way to use your Gelatos® and your Glaze textural accents. 

The card below was really fun (and a teeny bit messy) to make and I love the organic look of it. I can think of lots of different ways to use this technique so check it out after checking out my card! :)


Here are the super easy steps to making this card:

1.  In a case like this where you *may* get a bit messy, it's always best to gather your tools ahead of time. I used a cheap palette to hold my mixed Gelatos®/Glazes, the Gelato® colors I wanted to use, my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft palette knife, and the Glaze.



2. The next step is to cut off a hunk of the Gelato®! Just use the end of the palette knife and make sure it doesn't go flying. I've done this, I know it can happen.



3. THEN, just cut that into teeny, tiny little pieces and mash it all up. It's pretty cathartic. :)





4. When it's at a fairly smooth consistency, go ahead and scoop it up and put into one of the little palette cubby holes. Do this for all the colors you've selected to use.

5.  After you're done with the cutting and smashing,  it's time to add the Glaze to each color. You'll be pouring directly from the jar into each "cubby" and then mixing with the palette knife (or a spatula). Just don't mix your colors, unless you intend to do so.


5.   Now you have the mixture ready to rock n' roll! What *I* chose to do with it is create drips for my vellum card front. Since the piece of patterned paper that I would be layering behind it had black, wavy lines on white paper I went with a a palette of grey, black, white & silver and created drips on the vellum. And made them so you'd still be able to see the patterned paper behind it. (This is ALL about artistic license, though, friends. You should create what makes you happy. )



6.  This does take a little while to dry, so you will have to have some patience! AND because I used vellum the Glaze mixture caused the paper to buckle a bit, but I'm okay with that. I like that it adds a different "feel" to the card. It makes you want to touch and feel it. And THAT make me one very happy girl.

7.  While this is drying it's a good time to figure out the pieces you'll be using to embellish it. I chose to offset the grey/black/white with a "POP!" of pink. I also added other fun textural pieces of twine, wood veneer pieces that I colored with the PITT Artist Pens, and sequins. Note: I also added Glaze to my colored wood veneer pieces to give them that glossy shine.

8.  Once the card is dry and you've added all your embellishments, your die-cuts, and whatever else makes you happy, it's time to sit back and admire your handiwork. See what beauty you've created? :)

Thank you for joining me in another tutorial today! I hope that you've enjoyed it and learned a little something new. :)



Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft:

Gelatos®- Squid Ink, Silver Ice, Early Grey, Coconut. Textural Accents - Glaze. PITT Artist Pens - Middle Purple Pink - 125, Cold Grey VI - 235, Black - 199, Silver - 251, White - 101. Gelatos Tool Set (770312). 

Paper:  MFT Cardstock (Razzleberry), Hero Arts Layering Paper (Black), Cosmo Cricket patterned Paper (Simple Surfaces), Vellum (Bazzill), Glitter cardstock (DCWV).

Dies: Happy Birthday, By the Numbers Die-Namics (MFT)

Accessories: Twine (Doodlebug), Sequins (Kelly Purkey, Pretty Pink Posh, Neat & Tangled), Wood Veneer Accents (Studio Calico, Freckled Fawn).}


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Helen Gullett

Wow Lisa, this is one fabulous New Year card! So festive :) love how you created that background. Thanks for sharing the tutorial and inspiration!


very cool background effect Lisa!!!


What a COOL looking card! Thanks for the tutorial!

Liz O.

What a cool technique, LOVE it, I think this kind of project would be perfect to create with children, TFS and Happy New year to you Lisa!

Linda baker

Fun card and technique Lisa!

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