Gelatos

Passion Fruit Mosaic Page by Rachel

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I hope you are loving all the pink on the Design Memory Craft blog this month! This is Rachel Kleinman to continue with the happy color, specifically the Gelatos® Color of the Week: Passion Fruit.  Maybe you can tell I used quite a lot of pink Gelatos® on this journal page... couldn't help myself :)

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I started with a gesso'd page and drew in squares with Gelatos® Strawberry, Watermelon, Guava, Passion Fruit, and Blood Orange. I used a paintbrush with water to break down the pigments and paint in the squares. I love the smooth matte look of blended Gelatos®, it made for a gorgeous mosaic spread!

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Next, I added some small simple doodles throughout the page. I drew thin lines with a Black Paper Crafter Crayon™, thick lines with a Pink Madder Stamper's Big Brush Pen, circles with the Metallic Gold Pitt Pen and then just smeared some Pearl Texture Luxe™ with my finger.

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My favorite way to use the Glaze medium is to mix it with Gelatos® and apply it through a stencil. Here I mixed Glaze with chopped up Passion Fruit Gelatos® and the Mixed Media 102 Stencil. Now time to let everything dry completely!

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Gelatos® are so versatile... don't forget they work as a great water color, too! You can vary the strength of the color by adding more water to lighten it and less water to keep it more opaque. Here I scribbled some Black Licorice Gelatos® on my craft mat and mixed up the pigment with a wet paintbrush. Then I used the brush to flick splatters of black throughout my journal page.

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Finally, the last step! The White Stamper's Big Brush Pen was traced through this little flower stencil from the Scandinavian Stencil Collection. Lastly I added some writing with a Black Pitt Pen. I've been listening to The Beauty and the Beast soundtrack, so of course I had to add some lyrics to this!

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Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the last couple days of your February and get creative!

 

SUPPLIES:

Gelatos®: Passion Fruit, Strawberry, Watermelon, Guava, Blood Orange, Black Licorice

Mixed Media 102 Stencil Collection

Mixed Media Scandinavian Stencil Collection

Pitt Pen: Black, Gold

Stamper's Big Brush Pen: White, Pink Madder

Paper Crafter Crayons™ Neutral Pack

Texture Luxe Paste Pearl

Gesso

Glaze

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

 

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Just to say, "Hello."

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Hi Loves. Tiare here.  I'm feeling like spreading a little happy these days and what a simple way to do so by sending a handmade card, just because!

Grab your Gelatos® Stardust and let's create.  Here's what I did. 

Hello Card 1

Spread Gesso on card base and an  extra piece of paper.   Color extra piece of paper with Gelatos® Stardust, allow to dry and punch or die- cut mini flowers. 

 

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Next, use Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Pink Madden # 129,Maganese Violet # 160 to create your background.  Draw color onto craft sheet, spritz with water and drag the card base through the  color.  Do this one color at a time.

  

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Use Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Black #199 to add color on a fun circle stamp.  Stamp image.  Big Brush Pens are perfect for stamping. 

 

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Write sentiment on a small piece of paper using Journaling Pitt®Artist Pens Medium Nib Black #199.  Use Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Black #199 to ink the edge of the sentiment block.   Adhere with pop dots and add flowers around sentiments, pop up a few with pop dots as well. 

  

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Finish card by scribbling around page using Texture Gems™ Silver  and use to make flower centers as well.  Lastly, add a small piece of twine tied in a bow. 

Tada!

  

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Me in PinkTiare Smith is a mixed media/art journal artist and instructor. 

She hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, challenges and more. 

Join her for more creative fun at http://www.tiaresmith.com


"Dream Big" Lamp Makeover with New Gelatos Iridescents

Hey friends!  Adrianne Surian here with you today to share a home decor makeover using the new Gelatos® Iridescents, featuring the color of the week: Stardust!

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I have a lamp at my desk that has needed an update for a while now.  It was plain wood when I bought it, and when chevron and distressing were all the rage, I painted it.  I loved it for a while, but now my style is much brighter and bolder - especially in my work space!  So it was time for a makeover.

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I used some Essential Textural Accents, the "dream big" stencil from the 303 Mixed Media Stencil Collection, and some brand new Design· Memory· Craft® products - Ice Layers Stencils, and Gelatos Iridescents with shimmery hues.  

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To begin, I mixed Gesso with a small amount of Gelatos® in the color Galaxy.  If un-tinted, Gesso goes on white.  I wanted a hint of color for my background, and Gesso provided great coverage over the old paint job.  (I taped off the areas of the lamp I wanted to protect with painter's tape as well - because I know myself, and I can get a little messy!)

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Once my Gesso was dry, I cut apart the Arrow Ice Layers Stencils, which are heavy-duty self adhesive stencils.  I used them in different directions with the three colors in this project: Stardust, Galaxy, and Blue Moon.  Each color was mixed with a small amount of Gel Medium, and the adhesive backside made it easy to get nice clean edges!

Next, I stenciled "dream big" onto the front panel of the lamp using Galaxy and Stardust, mixed with Gel Medium.  Allow each layer to dry before moving on to the next, and don't be nervous to try overlapping shapes and words!  

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When I was happy with my stenciling, I mixed a bit of Glaze with Stardust Gelatos, and brushed a light coat in random areas on each side of the lamp.  This helps to highlight the pink tones without being too much pink!

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Finally, I added a small arrow accent to the corner of the lampshade as well, bringing a finishing touch of Stardust Gelatos (mixed with Gel Medium) to tie the design together.  If you haven't tried using Gelatos mixed with Gel Medium on fabric surfaces yet, it's easy to do!  It's no different than using textural accents on paper and other flat surfaces.

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The finished piece has its home right next to me as I type this, and the inspirational message and bright colors really add cheer to my work space.  The "dream big" message is also great for kids' bedrooms (or kids at heart)!

Thanks for joining me today for this home decor makeover!  Are there any pieces in your home that could use a makeover?  Leave a comment below if this project inspires you!

Adrianne Surian

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Let Your Art Out

 

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Hi Loves. Tiare here.  Sometime you just gotta play.  There are days when I am short on time but just gotta do something creative.  My little art journal is the perfect place for this and the color of the week  Gelatos® Mars added the right amount of sparkle and energy.  

Grab your Gelatos® Mars, Black Hole, Satellite, Galaxy and let's play.  Let's get creative together. 

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Use  Gelatos® Mars, Black Hole, Satellite and Galaxy to color background.  Spritz with water,  color with Gelatos and  spread with a wet paint brush or finger. Let it dry.  Add a small drop of Gesso, spritz with water and spread with a  brayer. 

 

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Use Ice Layers - Arrows to add a fun dimensional pattern.  Spread Texture Luxe™ Silver

 with a palette knife.  Gently remove Ice Layer.  Notice how clean the pattern is.  Woohoo!

 

Let Your Art Out 2

Color a paper flower(die cut) or two with Gelatos® Mars.  Spritz paper with water, add Gelatos and spread with finger.  Crumble and ink edges with  Gelatos® Black Hole

Add a  decorative brad to the  center of the  flower and adhere to page. 

 

Let Your Art Out 3

Scribble around page using Texture Gems™ Silver . 

 

 Let Your Art Out Finish

Add splatters along the edges of the page by loading paintbrush with water, swipe across the  top of Gelatos® Mars and Black Hole and tap paintbrush to add splatters.  Lastly, apply  Gelatos® Black Hole around the edges of the page. 

Tada! 

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Me in PinkTiare Smith is a mixed media/art journal artist and instructor. 

She hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, challenges and more. 

Join her for more creative fun at http://www.tiaresmith.com


 


An Art Journal Page with Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS Mars

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It's February and there are hearts everywhere. So, why not create an art journaling page about hearts? Hello there, Mou here today with an art journaling tutorial using the brand new Gelatos® color MARS from the IRIDESCENTS Set.

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To make this page, you'll need:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors: Mars (IRIDESCENTS Set), Aqua Dolce, Banana, Chocolate, Earl Grey

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pen: BLACK

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Chalkboard Paint, Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Collapsible Water Cup

Other: Watercolor paper, stamp, paint brush, pencil

Let's get started!

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Rub Gelatos color Mars generously on the watercolor paper. Blend with water.

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Add Gelatos colors Earl Grey and Chocolate to the page and blend with water. Paint some circles with the Gelatos colors as shown.

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Make some marks with Gesso.

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Add more colors to the page with Gelatos colors Aqua Dolce and Banana.

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Add more marks with Chalkboard Paint.

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Paint some circles with gesso as shown.

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Draw a heart on the page and color around it to make it more prominent.

Ink up alphabet stamps with Stamper's Big Brush pen BLACK and stamp your journaling in and around the heart.

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Here's a close up of my page.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and give the IRIDESCENT Mars a try!
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A Valentine Tutorial with Gelatos® Color Bubble Gum

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Happy February everyone! Mou here today with a Valentine card tutorial using Gelatos® Color Bubble Gum.

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To make this card, you'll need:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors: Bubble Gum, Caramel, Iced Chai, Silver Ice

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pen: BLACK

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe™ Gold

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Collapsible Water Cup

Other: Watercolor paper, cardstock, scissors, thread, sewing machine, stamp, lace, paint brush, adhesive

Let's get started!


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Trim watercolor paper to 5.5" x 4.25". Generously rub Gelatos® color Bubble Gum on the watercolor paper and blend with water.

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Once the color dries, attach the watercolor paper to a cardstock card base with adhesive.

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On another piece of cardstock, generously rub Gelatos colors, Caramel and Iced Chai. Blend with water.

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Color a stamp with Gelatos Color Silver Ice. Spritz with water to activate the pigment and stamp all over the colored cardstock.

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With scissors freehand cut three hearts in different sizes out of the colored cardstock and also cut out some lace. Layer them as shown. Trim off excess lace.

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Machine stitch the hearts to the card.

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Ink up alphabet stamps with Stamper's Big Brush pen Black and stamp your sentiment.

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Dilute some Texture Luxe Gold and splatter on the card to finish.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and wish you a fun Valentine's Day!
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An Art Journal Page with Gelatos Color Fig

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Hi everyone, Mou here today with an art journaling tutorial for you using the Gelatos® color Fig!

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Fig is this beautiful mix of purple and grey and works really well with both warm and cool colors. Without further ado, let me show you how I used Fig in my art journaling page.

Let's start with the supplies I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® colors: Fig, Banana, Blood Orange, Blueberry, Peach

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Chalkboard Paint, Gel Medium, Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory CraftStamper's Big Brush Pen: Black

Others: Mixed media paper, found papers, thread, sewing machine, chipboard letters, paint brush, stamps, pencil

Now, let me walk you through the steps.

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Start by tearing found papers and attaching them to a mixed media paper base using Gel Medium. Once you have covered the whole surface, seal the papers with a top coat of gel medium. Let dry.

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Rub Fig Gelatos on the surface.

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Add more Gelatos colors and blend with Gesso.

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Attach chipboard letters to spell out your word of choice. I used 'Yes' based on a hashtag I saw on Instagram. Machine stitch all over the page and stamp around randomly for some added visual texture.

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Ink up alphabet stamps with Black Stamper's Big Brush pen to finish the message on your page.

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With Chalkboard Paint, brush on a focal point. I chose florals. Feel free to draw your own favorite.

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Make simple marks all around the focal point with pencil, Gesso, and Gelatos to finish.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and be sure to share links to your takes with Fig Gelatos in the comments below.

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Sparkly Iced Pear Frame

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Hi Loves. Tiare here.  Sparkle and shine just make me smile.  I hope it makes you smile too, because I've got some shimmer and shine for you today.  The color of the week is, Gelatos® Iced Pear and boy, does it shine!  

Grab your  Gelatos® and let's play.  Let's make this awesome frame together. 

Pear Frame 1

Cover frame with Gesso and use a bit of  Whipped Spackle too, to create texture.  Dry and color frame using the Gelatos® Iced Pear.  Spread with a wet paint brush. 

 

Pear Frame 2

Mix the Gelatos® Iced Pear with Glass Bead Glitter Gel to create this sparkly texture. 

 

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Spread around frame.  I sure wish you could see the sparkle better in the picture.  It's lovely!

 

Pear Frame Complete Watermarked

Scribble around frame using Texture Gems™ Pearl in white, to add a bit of dazzle.  Finish it off by embellishing with paper flowers, some bling and hang a dragonfly charm from a piece of twine.  

 Tada!

 

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Me in PinkTiare Smith is a mixed media/art journal artist and instructor. 

She hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, challenges and more. 

Join her for more creative fun at http://www.tiaresmith.com


XOXO

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Hello and Happy Friday from me, Rachel! Roses and candy are starting to fill store shelves, which means it's time to prepare for Valentine's Day. For me, that means making cards, cards, and even more cards! So today, I'm sharing a heart-filled greeting card that features the subtle yet gorgeous Peach Gelatos®.

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I used a lot of my metal dies for this card, including this xoxo die that I cut with watercolor paper. I then colored three "xoxo" pieces with Gelatos® in Peach, Guava, and Strawberry (I was digging the fruits tonight!). I also painted a thin layer of Glass Bead Glitter Gel which you can see on the final card.

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For the base of my card, I mixed Whipped Spackle with Peach Gelatos® and spread it over a Mixed Media 101 stencil. 

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Is there anything more satisfying than lifting a stencil?! It's so pretty! I also die cut a solid heart, which I colored with Strawberry Gelatos®. I used the heart as a backdrop for the layered 'xoxo' sentiment.

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The finishing touches include a strip of gold glitter washi tape and mini die cut hearts colored with Gold Champagne Gelatos®.

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Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope you've been inspired to start working on those Valentine cards!

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SUPPLIES:

Gelatos®: Peach, Strawberry, Guava, Gold Champagne

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Gel Medium

Whipped Spackle

Mixed Media 101 stencil collection


'This Life' with Peach Gelatos®

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Hi there, Mou here today wishing you a very happy new year! I have a tutorial for you using Gelatos® color Peach.

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The Peach Gelatos® is a really versatile color. It is great for creating skin tones and background washes. But pair it with other pastels and/or more intense colors and metallics and you can open up a whole new world of possibilities as I explored in the above piece.

To make a similar piece, you'll need the following:

Gelatos®colors: Peach, Aqua Dolce, Banana, Blood Orange, Passion Fruit, Lime, Metallic Mint

Textural Accents: Gesso, Chalkboard Paint, Stencils 10 ct 101 Collection

Others: Mixed Media paper, Paint brushes, Stamp

Let me walk you through my steps.

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Start by generously rubbing Peach Gelatos on the mixed media paper to create a base wash.

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Start adding layers of colors with other Gelatos colors. Blend them with water.

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Keep adding more Gelatos colors, blending some without water and some with water. Add more Peach to the mix.

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Tie the colors in with Chalkboard Paint and Gesso.

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Use  stencils to pencil in patterns. Color around the patterns.

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Free hand a butterfly or another motif with a paint brush and chalkboard paint to create a focal point for your piece. Make marks with Peach Gelatos.

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Stamp a few words.

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Here's a close up of my finished piece.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and would try pairing your pastel Gelatos with other colors!

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