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Gelatos + Glaze = love!

 

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Hi Faber-Castell friends, my name is Karen and I am SO excited to be showing you all my first project here as a guest designer for Faber-Castell Design, Memory Craft!

Last week I bought a gorgeous pint of strawberries. They were shiny, plump and deliciously sweet tasting. I ended up sketching them in my sketchbook just because they made me SO happy! And then the more I thought about them, I had to turn them into a canvas!

Normally, I am a paint kind of girl. But I absolutely ADORE the pigment of the Faber-Castell Gelatos® Colors and felt the challenge to only use Gelatos® Colors for color – no paint, gasp!

I started with a piece of scrap wood. I used Faber-Castell gesso to lightly cover the top. I added a couple scraps of paper and then I literally, scibble-scrabbled Lime, Green Tea and Spearmint Gelatos® all over the top. Using a wet paint brush I blended them together. Since the three colors are Mix and Match, they all go blend together perfectly and give the background a bit of depth! Then I took Black Gelato® to go around the edge, like a frame.

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So, I find that I am a little bit of an over-achiever (crazy, really) and like to cut shapes out twice. I use scrap paper to get the idea of the size and placement of the pieces on my canvas. (It also lets me edit typos . . . can you find the typo that I luckily fixed before I attached it?!)

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To add to the background I used a white gelato and a stencil. In the Faber-Castell Gelatos® Colors tool set, there is a great dot dabber tool, I used it to mash the white Gelato into the stencil. Then I let it dry – overnight – because I made it SO thick!! It created a texture that actually stands out from the background, I love it!

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Now, to make the strawberries as delicious looking as they were in real-life . . . I took a small chunk of Red Cherry Gelatos® and mashed it together with Glaze! It made the most intense shiny red color but is totally translucent … amazing!! I spread it onto old book paper. Then I mashed Spearmint Gelatos® with Glaze to make the color for the leaves and spread it onto another piece of book paper.

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After it dried, I cut out the shapes I had planned and used Gel Medium to glue them down. (I was careful to only get the medium on the the back of the shapes, because I wanted them to stay as shiny as possible.)

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Then I doodled with PITT® Artist Pens, used my Stampers Big Brush Cold Gray III to create some shadow and added some finishing touches! Now, get out your Gelatos® and Glaze and get painting!! You will be amazed at the colors, I promise!! 

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I hope you enjoyed my strawberries as much as I did while I was making them! Come visit me at my blog I Just Need More Glue, or my Pinterest page!

 

Supply List:

Gesso

Gel Medium

Glaze

 Gelatos® Colors

  • Lime

  • Green Tea

  • Spearmint

  • Red Cherry

  • Black

  • White

 PITT® Artist Pen

 Stamper's Big Brush Cold Gray III

 

 

 

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Mary Margaret Gregg

Karen you continue to amaze me! Love your work, so fun and creative. You go Girl!

Linda

As always I love your work Karen! Great job!

Bonnie

Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Karina correa

You are so talented!! I love your work Karen!!

Jean Marmo

How adorable!!

Sharon Young

I love your strawberries. Thanks for the steps. Fun canvas!

Annie B

Gorgeous!

gloria browning

I CANT WAIT TO GET SOME OF THAT GLAZE... I HAVE THE SAME STENCIL YOU USED BUT I HAVE NEVER HAD SUCH A CLEAR ABILITY TO SEE AS YOURS READS.... IT MUST BE THE THICKNESS OF THE GEL
ATOS. I CANT WAIT TO TRY THIS!!!! SO INSPIRING..... THANKS!

Vicky

Love this project !!! Great job!

Victoria H.

Oh how gorgeous and amazing, I love the shiny strawberries and the texture you created with the stencil. I hadn't thought to mix glaze and gelatos; NEED to get glaze now....LOL. Thank you for sharing a wonderful project.

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