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Painted Wooden Spoon Set

Hey friends! Adrianne Surian here with you today to share a fun makeover for plain wooden utensils.  Gelatos® can turn just about any item into a work of art, and this week we are featuring Iridescent Comet as the color of the week!  The bright green is a cheerful color for your spring and summer art projects, and today I'm showing you how to add a bit of art to your kitchen, or make a gift for housewarmings, hostesses, Mother's Day, and more!

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When adding art mediums to food utensils, it's important to note that anything painted should be kept to handles and outer surfaces only, as food safety standards are quite strict.  Seal your art with several coats of glaze to help it last, and always hand-wash painted pieces.  

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Today I'm using green and blue hues from the Gelatos Iridescents collection, and using decoupage, gel tinting and stencil techniques.

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Begin by first cutting a small piece of office paper to wrap around the top of the handle.  The exact dimensions will vary by your spoon or spatula length, but limit the embellishment to the top 1/4 of the handle.  Use Glaze to decoupage the paper onto the wood handle, giving you a bright white background to start with.  (Note: you can also use a few thin coats of Gesso on wood and bamboo for the same effect, but I find that the combination of paper and Glaze dries faster, and helps to better preserve my supplies.)

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Allow the Glaze to dry, then cut a small amount of Comet Gelatos off the the sick with a palette knife.  Add a bit of Gel Medium, and mix the color in thoroughly to tint it. Spread the tinted Gel Medium onto the decoupaged area however you like; I added a thin coat in some areas, and a thicker coat in others.  

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Allow that to dry, and apply Ice Layers stencils where you like to add bubbles!  I used a combination of blue and blue-green iridescent colors: Blue Moon, Satellite, and Nebula, mixed with Gel Medium.  

The Ice Layers stencils are self adhesive, so you want to be sure your background layer is completely dry before applying them, but once you do, you can get gorgeous, thick coats of Gel designs with sharp, clean edges.  These thick stencils will require extra time to dry before you continue - I typically leave them overnight!  But a few hours is sufficient.  Finally, finish off the set with a couple coats of Glaze to seal your design well and to help prevent it from chipping away when used.  

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I hope you enjoyed today's project, and that you're inspired to give something in your home a makeover with Gelatos!  Leave a comment if you do!

Adrianne Surian

Supplies used:


Intro to ICE LAYERS Video + Art Journal

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Design Memory Craft® has released SO many great new products this spring... one of the fun additions to textural accents are Ice Layers! Rachel Kleinman here to share an art journal page that showcases the brand new Ice Layers and the Color of the Week... Comet Iridescent Gelatos®!

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The Ice Layers are a very inventive version of your classic stencil. They are like a clear and adhesive background texture that you can cut apart to get whatever design you desire. 

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Today, I used the Bubbles Ice Layers with Comet, Blue Moon, Nebula, and Satellite Iridescent Gelatos® to create a simple art journal page. I created a dimensional background before applying the Ice Layers. Then when I add the Comet Iridescent Gelatos® it helps everything stand apart!

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Last but not least, I have a quick process video for you. I share some of my Ice Layers projects before they hit the market along with a short tutorial to make the page shown here!

 

 

SUPPLIES:

Iridescents Gelatos®: Comet, Nebula, Blue Moon, Satellite

Ice Layers Bubbles

Whipped Spackle

Texture Cards

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Texture Luxe™ Pearl

Stencils 101

Stencils 301

 

 


NEW Color Fizz™

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There are SO many amazing Design Memory Crafts products that have just recently been released, including the very bright and fun Color Fizz™ watercolor tablets! Hello, my name is Rachel Kleinman and I am addicted to bright colors! 

The very best way to see this wonderful product in action is by video, so I've put together a quick 2 minute demonstration which you can view here... enjoy!

But seeing some still photos of how these pigmented fizzing dissolving tablets work is cool too.

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To get the best fizzing action you will need to use hot water. I just microwaved some water (be careful because yes it's HOT!) and used a spray bottle and a paintbrush to drop the hot water onto the tablets.

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As the tablet dissolves it also pops out little spots of color so you get a cool speckled look along with the saturated pigment.


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So fizzy... and yes it makes a very satisfying fizz sound so you know it's working ;)

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Once my watercolor paper dries I'll be using these beautiful papers as a base for tags, ATCs, index cards, and especially for stamped images. Thanks for joining us and I sure hope you give the Color Fizz™ tablets a try!

 

SUPPLIES:

Color Fizz™ - Champagne Bright

Color Fizz™ - Pop

Collapsible Water Cup