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.
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!
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.
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.
Hey loves. Tiare here. Well, it's that time of year....Halloween and the Halloween crafts, decor, costumes and card abound. Although, Halloween is my favorite, this is the first year that I actually put a Halloween scene outside my house. I've gotten into the decorating mood. So fun. I also decided make a some fun Halloween cards. Here's what I did....
Carolyn Dube here playing with the Studio Caddy Premium Gift Set. It is loaded with a wonderful assortment of the rainbow with Gelatos, Paper Crafter Crayons, Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, Pitt Pens, and an assortment of tools. The fun variety of the goodies include ones that react to water and ones that don't react to water. Just having it all right next to me had me end up using the palette knife in a way I usually don't...but will be from now on!
No matter how bumpy, Gelatos can add color to any texture! Carolyn Dube here playing with textured areas as I add layers of color to this canvas. There was even an O.O.P.S. or two along the way. What is an O.O.P.S.? It's an Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly.
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The crocheted doily created lots of texture to grab the color while the canvas board provided a subtle texture. No matter what level of texture you add Gelatos to, you have the flexibility to leave it as it is or to blend it.
To blend the color, simply rub with a baby wipe or a damp paper towel. The more you do this, the more blended it becomes.
A Stamper's Big Brush pen added the color on the found poetry to add the final touches. The Gel Medium that I used to attach the doilies to the canvas board also worked wonderfully with the little pieces of text.
Thanks for stopping by for a bit of texture and Gelatos play!
Carolyn Dube here with a faux glass mosaic card. The secret to this card is the Honey Medium. Those dimensional glass "shards" are actually flexible and easy to cut. Far easier than glass!
Honey Medium comes clear and can be mixed with Gelatos to become any color of the rainbow. The Starter Kit includes the Honey Medium, the silicone tray, and the silicone spatula used to make this card, plus there are other goodies in the kit.
To get started, mix the Gelatos color with some of the Honey Medium to create the sheets of color. The texture from the spatula that is created while spreading it evenly around the tray, will be there when it dries. Once it is completely dry, remove it from the silicone tray.
Repeat the process for each color. I used 5 colors from the Brights collection, but of course you can use any color of Gelatos. The only thing to watch out for is when you stack them on top of each other, like I did for the photo below, even when completely dry they can stick to each other, so try to keep them separate.
Cut the sheets of Honey Medium into random shapes and create a mosaic. The sheets are flexible and a breeze to cut with scissors.
The faux glass sheets are translucent so what is under them will show through. To add an extra touch to the mosaic, take the yellow shapes and glue them to book text with the Honey Medium as the glue. Then cut away the excess book text.
Once you have the shapes where you want them, use the Honey Medium as the glue to attach them to the card. Trim up any edges with scissors once it is dry.
Here's the finished card, all trimmed up and ready to send to a friend!
Thanks for stopping by for a bit of Honey Medium fun. This is just one of the ways it can be used. Check out Mou's tutorial for another way to use it!
Tiare here. Back to school is in full swing for many and many more starting in the coming weeks. This is a great time to make some "sweet notes" to slip into a lunch box, book bag or even into a briefcase.
Tiare here. If I've got to come out of my art journal or off of my canvas, I love to make functional art. I still love books, physical books and I love bookmarks. Here's one for you, that you can make to mark a spot in your favorite book. Here's what I did using the Bible Journaling Kit.
Bible journaling is one of the easiest ways to personalize your favorite scriptures. This kit is also essential because it comes with everything you need plus a booklet to sketch a picture out before you decide to put it in your scriptures.
The Bible Journaling Kit includes 2 Gelatos® and 2 Gelatos highlighters, 2 PITT® Artist pens in gold and black, an artist sketch book, different die cuts and several stencils. I also used some Texture Luxe to smear metallic colors on the bottom of the page.
I began by mixing some additional colors of Gelatos I had on hand with the ones included in the Bible Journaling Kit to get a pallet that I loved. I just smeared some on the page towards the bottom and used my blending tool to make it smooth. Once that was the tones I wanted, I added my Texture Luxe with a palette knife and just wiped it across the page. I saved a small area so that I could use the included stencil with the Texture Luxe as well.
I layed down my stencil, once the Texture Luxe was dry, at the top of my page and started tracing it with the black PITT marker. I then mixed up some Gelatos with some Gel Medium and blended it together with my Palette Knife. I just started spreading it evenly over my included stencil and didn't care if I made the flowers two-toned or how they ended up look altogether. I wanted a real rustic look on this piece of my bible. I then removed the stencil and allowed it all to dry.
I then used the black and gold PITT Artist Pens that were included in the Bible Journaling Kit and added the phrase "I will go, I will do". Now when I open my scriptures I have a sentiment that is near and dear to my heart that I have always loved. I have always loved these words and I strive to go and do when He would have me do.