Iridescent Gelatos® shimmer and catch the light, so when using them with a stamp to create a pattern, it instantly gives your pattern that shimmer. The first impression you make is the brightest, since it has the most color on it but the softer, later impressions are wonderful too. In the photo above, I bet you can tell which ones were stamped first.
Carolyn Dube here with a video showing how I stamped with the Iridescent Gelatos and water.
I chose a hand carved stamp to use. I could have added the color to the entire image, but I chose to just add it around the edges. Each time I do this, I get a slightly different look. How much Gelatos I add and how much water I use, all impact what the stamped image looks like.
Using a spray bottle, I misted it with water and stamped. The more water that is added the more of a watercolor look you get when stamping. As the water gets used up, the stamping changes. Notice how each of the 3 impressions get lighter and drier.
Gelatos play nicely with each other so you can add more than one color to a stamp. After the third stamping, it looked like all the color was off the stamp. But no! It was the water that had run out. When I misted it again generously, I was a able to get more impression. These were softer than than the first ones and are ideal for a subtle background.
Thanks for stopping by for a bit of play today with stamps, Iridescent Gelatos, and water!