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Gelatos Holiday Gift Bag


Carolyn Dube here sharing how a ho hum plain white bag became an artsy way to give a gift. The Gelatos are used to stamp the image and give it that watercolor look.  The secret ingredient that helps me do this? Water!


Create a type of ink pad for the rubber stamp by laying down a layer of Gelatos on a non-absorbent surface like palette paper or a piece of plastic.  I chose 3 colors, 2 shades of pink and a traditional red.  This creates the subtle variation.


Spritz the rubber stamp with water and place on the Gelatos, just like you would a stamp to an ink pad. Then stamp on the bag.  When the image isn't stamping well, then spritz with more water as needed. 

For the first layer, I stamped the area without any overlapping.  In the video, you'll see that it wasn't perfect.  It didn't need to be because the second layer was placed randomly over it, with images on top of images.  


Gelatos react to water, so brushing a touch of water here and there randomly on the bag created the watercolor feel to it. To get the edges darker, I added a thin line of Gelatos on the edge and moved it around with water.  


Now you know how I'll be wrapping my gifts this season - by playing with Gelatos.  Thanks for stopping by for some play!


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Happy Holidays :)

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