Gelatos

Gelatos and Texture Play

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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.  

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 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. 

Gelatos-mixed-media-play-carolyn-dube-2A 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.

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Thanks for stopping by for a bit of texture and Gelatos play!Gelatos-mixed-media-play-carolyn-dube


Faux Glass Mosaic Card with Honey Medium

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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.

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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.  

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 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.


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 Here's the finished card, all trimmed up and ready to send to a friend!  

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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! 


Sweet Notes

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Hi Loves,

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. 

Here's how... 

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Tada!

Supplies Used:

Gelatos® Brights 

Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 304

Journaling Pitt®Artist Pens Medium and Brush Nib Black #199

Gelatos® Tool Set

Whipped Spackle

PITT Artist Pens Writing Set: RED/YELLOW

 

 


Faith Bookmark

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Hi Loves,

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. 

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Tada!

Supplies Used:

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Tiare Smith is a mixed media/art journal artist and instructor. 

 


Bible Journaling with Faber Castell

Hey Design Memory Crafters!! I'm Lindsay with seeLINDSAY and I'm going to show you how easy it is to use the Bible Journaling Kit from Faber-Castell®.  Bible Journaling with Faber Castell-1-5

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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

 


Stamping with Iridescent Gelatos

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Iridescent Gelatos® shimmer and catch the light, so when using them with a stamp to create a pattern, it instantly gives your pattern that shimmer. The first impression you make is the brightest, since it has the most color on it but the softer, later impressions are wonderful too. In the photo above, I bet you can tell which ones were stamped first.

Carolyn Dube here with a video showing how I stamped with the Iridescent Gelatos and water.

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I chose a hand carved stamp to use. I could have added the color to the entire image, but I chose to just add it around the edges. Each time I do this, I get a slightly different look. How much Gelatos I add and how much water I use, all impact what the stamped image looks like.

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 Using a spray bottle, I misted it with water and stamped.  The more water that is added the more of a watercolor look you get when stamping.  As the water gets used up, the stamping changes.  Notice how each of the 3 impressions get lighter and drier.

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 Gelatos play nicely with each other so you can add more than one color to a stamp.  After the third stamping, it looked like all the color was off the stamp.  But no! It was the water that had run out.  When I misted it again generously, I was a able to get more impression.  These were softer than than the first ones and are ideal for a subtle background.
Stamping-gelatos-tutorial-carolyn-dube-2222222Thanks for stopping by for a bit of play today with stamps, Iridescent Gelatos, and water!


Negative Space Painting with Gelatos

Diana Trout here today with Negative Space Painting. If you're scratching your head right now, read on. NSP is easier to demonstrate than explain.

Finished Piece

The supplies I used for this piece

Canvas board 6" x 8"
Pastel Gelatos
Glaze
Metallic Gelatos
Texture Gems
Awl (or other tool for scratching)
Paint Brush 
Pottery Sponge (or cosmetic wedge)

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Begin by creating a patchy background. I'm using the lightest of the Pastel Gelatos because I was thinking of a Fire Opal. No need to make a pattern on the background. Fill the canvas (or page) with color. I spread the color out with a damp sponge. For the best results, fill in the entire canvas. I added marks by scratching through the Gelatos with an awl.

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You might use stencils as well. 

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You can see the scratches above. Let this dry and then put a couple of coats of Glaze over it. While Gelatos remain re-wettable, they do dry to the touch. Let the Glaze layer dry thoroughly.

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It's time to begin the negative space painting. I used the Metallic Gelatos. They are super shiny and fun! (See my video linked at the end of this post for a swatch test.) You can use any shape you'd like or draw anything at all: leaves, flowers, house. I started with the Metallic Mint Gelatos and then, since I wanted the pastel shapes to really POP! I used darker colored Gelatos, like the Gold Champagne and Iced Chai.  

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You can use various tools to spread the Metallic Gelatos around: a potter's sponge, paintbrush, the dense foam sponge and your fingers (just make sure to keep them clean). You'll have no problem retaining the pastel shapes since they've been preserved with the Glaze.

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A range of values and most importantly Dark and Light make your piece really sparkle. I used a PITT Artist Brush Pen to draw around around the circles. I didn't want a solid line so I followed the pen with a wet brush. PITT pens are permanent but if you catch them while they are wet, they will run. Yum

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Finally, I chose a Texture Gem in Pearl to create some more shiny light by creating dots all around each circle. 

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Negative Space painting is a different way to think and create. I hope you'll try this and see for yourself. Enjoy!


Using Faber Castell Gelatos with Stencils

I am so honored to be able to be on the Core Design Team 2017-2018. My name is Lindsay and I blog at seeLINDSAY. I love to show how easy things are to accomplish and that you don't need a lot of tools to get a great craft or recipe. Today I am going to show you how to use the Faber-Castell® Gelatos® with their coordinating stencils. Something so easy, you'll wonder why you didn't try it before.
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Begin by unwrapping your stencil and choosing your design. I chose the Honeycomb stencil and I used washi tape to help adhere it to the surface before I began mixing my Gelatos. Take your whipped spackle and use a marble size amount and now just spread your Gelatos next to the spackle on your palette. The warmer your Gelatos, the easier it will spread. I mixed 3 different colors with 3 different bits of spackle. How to use Faber Castell Stencils (1 of 1)-3
Once your color and your spackle are mixed, used your palette knife and spread it over the stencil onto your wood. When you're adhering your stencil, be sure to place it as secure as it can be so that no spackle will go under your image. Lift up your stencil and set aside to dry. How to use Faber Castell Stencils (1 of 1)-4
Seriously, that's it. It's so simple and gives your project such great dimension. I'm excited to put these chevron arrows into my boy's room. They've been sitting in the garage for 2 years cause I wanted to do something more than just arrows. Now with my Gelatos and stencils they finally have the look I was going for. How to use Faber Castell Stencils (1 of 1)-6
I hope you'll find inspiration in this project.


How to use the Modern Lettering Kit in your art journals

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Every task gets easier if you have the right tools. The Modern Lettering Kit from Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® is a set of four pens designed to take your hand lettering to the next level. No, it's not a miracle product - you still have to practice your writing, but you'll notice significant difference in your lettering, drawing and mark-making with the use of these India Ink pens!

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a video tutorial to show you some ways to use the Modern Lettering Kit in your art journals. But before we start, here's a list of the supplies I used for my project.

Supplies:

Faber- Castell Design Memory Craft -

Other -

I hope you enjoyed the video tutorial!

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How to Paint Wild Roses with Gelatos

Hi, Diana Trout here today. I'm excited to share my first post for the Design Memory Craft design team.  Let's paint flowers!

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For this project I used a canvas panel (6"x8"), Gelatos Brights, a Pitt Brush Pen and Texture Luxe Gold to "frame" the painting. 

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I used the brush and water to remove some Gelatos for the stems later in the painting. It's easy to "erase" some or all of the Gelatos color using a wet brush or rag. 

For Roses Drawing

The roses are simple doodles done with the Pitt Brush Pen. I like the heavy black line. I varied the size of the doodle flowers and have them cascading down the panel from the top left. (I used the Rule of Thirds for the composition.) 

Once you have your doodles finished, start adding the dark green close to the flower outlines. Try not to cross over the black lines but don't sweat it. I began adding the lighter lime green next. Pushing the creamy Gelatos around and away from the roses. 

For Roses Smudging

Use either the blender that comes with the Gelatos or your fingers. Either way, make sure your "tools" stay clean as you don't want to muddy your colors later on. Just rub any media away on a scrap paper. We'll be crossing the color wheel to reds and leftover green on your tools could make some serious Mud.

For Roses Reductive Stenciling
I added some stenciling to the background using hexagon and dot stencils , 101 Collection. I laid the stencil down and rubbed away the Gelatos® with a cloth. Vary the amount of rubbing away you do. You can use a baby wipe (or wet rag) to take the Gelatos® off completely. 

For Roses Scratching
I pulled out pinks, yellow and orange Gelatos and filled in (roughly) the center of the flowers and the shapes that were created when the doodling was happening. I pushed the Gelatos around and did some blending. You can still see the heavy dark line under the Gelatos but it is faded back somewhat. I left some of the lines uncovered so they would be darker.

For Roses Scratcching

I used my binder's awl to make scratches in the Gelatos; just doodly lines again. Try the non-business end of a paint brush for a thicker line. The white lines around the flowers give movement to my project.

For Roses Detail Stems

For the stems, I removed color using a wet brush. I mixed a tiny bit of green and red Gelato on palette paper for the muddy green color (sometimes mud is a good thing).  I added a little bit of the color near the bottom of the flower and then gently smudging it straight down. 

I finished this piece by brushing Texture Luxe gold around the edges to give it a frame. Ready to hang! I think two small clear Command hooks (top and bottom) will do the trick.

I hope you enjoy this project! The Gelatos are lush and smooshy and very easy to use. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments and be sure to let me know if you try this project.