This week the Gelatos® Color of the Week is Metallic Blueberry and that beautiful shimmery blue color reminds me of winter so I went through my Gelatos stash and found some great colors that go with it to use for an art journaling page. Besides Metallic Blueberry, I choose Elderberry and Metallic Grape.
First off, here's how the page turned out:
Supplies: Gelatos - Metallic Blueberry, Elderberry, Metallic Grape; Glass Bead Glitter Gel, Gel Medium, Gesso, PITT Artist Pens - Raw Umber #180, Black #199, Tag, White Cardstock, Patterned Papers, Wreath Diecut, Sewing Machine Stitching, Brush, Palette Knife, Bird Stamp, Ribbon
Here's what I did to create it.
I collaged some papers onto the page using Gel Medium. Once it was dry I scribbled my Metallic Blueberry Gelatos over it.
I sprayed on a spritz of water and used a foam brush to move the Gelatos over the page.
Next, I mixed together some Glass Bead Glitter Gel and Metallic Blueberry Gelatos.
I applied it with a palette knife randomly all over the page.
Then I mixed the Glass Bead Glitter Gel with Elderberry Gelatos and applied it to the page as well.
Then I did the same thing with Glass Bead Glitter Gel and Metallic Grape Gelatos.
Doesn't that look so yummy!! I added a touch of just plain Glass Bead Glitter Gel and let the whole page dry.
Next, I diecut a wreath out of wood veneer paper, white washed it with some diluted Gesso, and then added a bit of Glass Bead Glitter Gel all over it.
Next, I took one of my favorite bird stamps and rubbed the Metallic Blueberry Gelatos over it. Then (and this is where the magic happens) I huffed on it a few times. You know, the way you do to fog up your glasses or a window. Then I stamped it onto a piece of white cardstock. If the image wasn't dark enough I'd repeat the same process on top of it.
I used a Raw Umber #180 PITT Artist Pen to color the bird's legs on the stamp and then stamped them onto the paper.
I repeated that process to create 3 birds.
Next, I took an XS tip Black #199 PITT Artist Pen and made sketch marks around the birds.
And lastly, I printed out a nice winter saying onto a tag and added the left over Glass Bead Glitter Gel + Elderberry mixture around the edges. After everything was dry I assembled it all together, adding some stitching on the bottom of the tag.
Wishing you many creative days this New Year!