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Hi Loves,

Tiare here.   Well, the weather is changing and we have gotten our first bit of cool here in GA.  I've had to turn on the heat for the past couple of days. The leaves are starting to change colors and this time of year reminds of how much, life is change, we renew, we start fresh, we let go etc. Seems like the appropriate time to celebrate that continuous change.  Here's what I did. 

 

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Tada!

Now it's your turn.  

Supplies Used:

Stamper's™ Big Brush Pen(s)Nougat,

Gelatos® Gift Set- Dolce 2

Stencils 10ct 101 Collection


Color and Cardboard

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Carolyn Dube here playing with cardboard, Gelatos, and Glass Bead Glitter Gel to make a sign.  It can be tough to remember progress not perfection when creating, so I've made a little sign as a reminder for a friend that I think could use the reminder.  Come to think of it, I could use that reminder too!

 


Add a thin layer of Gesso to a piece of cardboard.  Next, add the rainbow with Gelatos, drawing and making marks all willy-nilly!Glitter-bead-gel-gelatos-play-carolyn-dube-4

Using old alphabet stickers, add the words.  I chose "Progress not Perfection".  Once the letters are placed where you want them,  spread the Glass Bead Glitter Gel on top.  It will look creamy white, but never fear, you'll be able to see the words and all that color when once dry.

The dots that you can see in the white below are the little glass beads that are in the gel.  The glitter is there too but the camera had a hard time picking it up.

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When it is completely dry, the Glass Bead Glitter Gel is wonderfully translucent, so you've got the texture of the small round glass beads with the sparkle of glitter. Now this sign is ready to sit on the shelf, a reminder that a step forward, no matter how big or small, is progress.

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Fall Pumpkin with Gelatos

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a mixed media pumpkin tutorial using Gelatos®! Get out your Gelatos® and follow along to see how I made the pumpkin above.

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos colors: Mango, Banana, Lemon,  Margarita Mix, Green Tea, Cherry, Black Licorice, Chocolate, Cinnamon

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush 3 Ct Red

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Whipped Spackle, Gesso, 102 Stencil Collection, Gelatos Tool Kit

Other: Watercolor paper, pencil

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Lightly sketch a pumpkin on watercolor paper with pencil. Color in with  Gelatos colors Lemon, Banana, Mango, Cinnamon and Chocolate as shown.

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Blend the colors with Gesso.

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Color around the pumpkin with Gelatos colors Margarita Mix and Green Tea.

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Lay a stencil from 102 Stencil Collection over the pumpkin and apply Whipped Spackle with Palette knife. Shift the stencil a bit and repeat in a different area of the pumpkin.

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Apply more Gelatos colors to the background and the pumpkin through stencils.

Also make marks on the pumpkin with Stamper's big Brush pens.

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Make more marks in and around the pumpkin. Drip some Black Licorice Gelatos color down the pumpkin.

Write pumpkin in brush lettering style with Stamper's Big Brush pens to finish.

Hope you enjoy this tutorial!

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