Gelatos

Take Your Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos Kit on Your Travels

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Hi everyone, Mou here with some on-the-go inspiration using the Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos kit!

This nifty kit comes with eight Gelatos colors, a Deluxe waterbrush and a silicone trey palette - everything you need to create on the go. Plus, there's an information booklet to guide you if this is your first time trying out Gelatos for watercoloring. All you need to use this kit are some watercolor papers, pencil and eraser.

Recently, I visited Puerto Rico with my family. I fell in love with the island and filled my sketch book with a lot of drawings and paintings. My favorite site was the Castillo San Cristobal in Old San Juan. Below is a step-by-step of one of my paintings of the fort.


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I started my painting with a light pencil sketch on watercolor paper. I use 140 lb cold press paper.


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I rubbed Gelatos color Snow Cone generously on the Silicone tray, diluted the pigment with the waterbrush and painted the sky first.


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I repeated the same dilution process with the Gelatos colors - Mango, Red Cherry, Black Licorice and Lime to add the first color layer to the fort and ground.


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I mixed Lime and Snow Cone with water on the silicone tray to paint the sea.


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After determining the light source, I added shadows with another wash of colors.


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I used the darker colors to add details to my painting to finish.

I hope you enjoyed this little inspiration/tutorial and are encouraged to take the Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos kit along in your travels!

 

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Create Dreamy Landscapes with Translucent Gelatos

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a tutorial to show you how to create dreamy landscapes in just a few steps using the Gelatos® 15CT: TRANSLUCENTS.

Let's start with the list of supplies you'll need.

SUPPLIES

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® 15CT: TRANSLUCENTS

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Deluxe Waterbrush/ Collapsible Water Cup

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Silicone tray (from Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos set)

Faber-Castell Creative Studio Goldfaber 1221 6B Graphite pencil

Watercolor paper (I used 140 lb cold press by Canson)

 

Now let me walk you through the steps.


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Recently, I traveled to Puerto Rico on family vacation and fell in love with this beautiful island. We drove around the entire stretch of land and enjoyed the peaceful green vistas. Travel always inspires me to create. I came home with a sketchbook full of drawings and paintings (you can see them on my Instagram @mou.saha.studio) and I am still enjoying painting those scenes.

To begin painting your dreamy landscape, start with a light pencil sketch of the basic composition.


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If you look at my basic sketch, you'll see two parts - the heaven and the earth or the sky and the ground. I picked Creme de Menthe for the sky and Persimmon for the meadow.


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On the Silicone trey, rub patches of each color of Translucent Gelatos. Dilute them with the waterbrush and start creating washes to define the mountains in the distance and the grassland in the front.

Remember, the objects in the front will have more details because they are closer to you whereas the distant objects will remain more vague.


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Add details with the darker colors to the grassland.


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Finally, add some cattle to the foreground to finish.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will try out these Translucent Gelatos to paint dreamy landscapes of your own!
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Coloring a Stamped Image with Gelatos

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Carolyn Dube here coloring in a fun beach house rubber stamp using Pitt Pens and Gelatos.  Big Brush Pitt Pens are great for inking up a stamp.  Just use the side of the tip to cover the image in ink and stamp. 

One of the nice features of using a Pitt Pen to do this is the India ink won't react or smear when water is added on top of it.  

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Block in color with your favorite Gelatos. No need to worry about filling in entire areas, we'll take care of that in the next step.  I used iridescent Gelatos for the house and roof.  The water is a blue highlighter Gelatos. That one is so translucent that I could color over the image and all the detail showed through.  
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Use a water brush and move the color around to fill in entire areas.  By putting the Gelatos only on the edges of the house, when I use the water brush to pull the color around it creates instant interest with some areas darker and some lighter.  

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Now it's your turn to play. Grab stamp and start coloring it in with your favorite Gelatos!

 

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Introducing Mixed Media Transfers

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a video to introduce you to the brand new Mixed Media Transfers from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! In this video, I talk about the key differences between these Mixed Media Transfers and scrapbooking rub-ons that some of you might be familiar with and I also walk you through the techniques of application and coloring theses transfers. I used Mixed Media Transfers from the Tropical and Words set to create pretty postcards and notecards in this example and you can also make lovely additions to your art projects with the Feathers and Flowers sets.

Click the play button below or follow this link to watch the video.


I hope you enjoyed the video. Try these out and I know that you’ll have fun!


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Wedding Table Markers with Gelatos & Stencils

Hi gang, Diana Trout here today with a fun DIY wedding decor project.

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For the project, I used

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Glaze Medium
Texture Luxe in Pearl and Silver
Gelatos in Pastel, Lemon, Coconut and Guava from the Pastel Set
Gelatos in Comet and Setellite from the Iridescent Set
Mixed Media or Watercolor paper
Frame

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Begin by scribbling the Guava, Lemon and Watermelon Gelatos  on the paper then rub them in. I used Metallic Icing Gelatos with just one image from the embellishments stencil. Place these stenciled images randomly around the paper making some images a bit stronger and others a bit more smudged. You can see in the first and last image where I put my stenciled images. 

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Next, paint a layer of Glaze over the Gelatos to seal them. Let this coat dry completely before going on to the next steps. 

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I mixed some Satellite Gelatos with Silver Texture Luxe. Use your paint knife to slice a little Gelatos and add Texture Luxe to the Gelatos (I use a craft mat but you can use freezer wrap, a paper plate or palette paper). Mix it up well. I used a blue colored Gelatos to get some contrast with the peachy colored background: Orange and Blue are complementary colors. 

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Use a ceramics or make up sponge and gently dab the mixture through the stencil. When using stencils, be careful to dab off extra paint and use an up-and-down motion to apply the paint. I tinted the Silver Texture Luxe with Mars (also from the Iridescent set to stencil the leaf. I used the Pearl Texture Luxe for the champagne glass. 

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Use the Pearl Texture Luxe for the Banner stencil and the Silver Texture Luxe paint mixed with the Blue Gelatos for the Table No.

This was such an easy project! You could probably get a bunch of these table numbers done for your wedding in under two hours. Use your wedding colors. I think all different frames from a thrift store would be fun for the rustic/elegant wedding decor that is so stylish right now. 

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I hope you enjoyed this project. 


Watercoloring with Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a watercolor painting using the brand new Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos kit! 

Over the years, you have seen Gelatos used in mixed media projects, on various surfaces. Gelatos are water-soluble pigment sticks - you can use them as watercolors as well and the Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos shows you how to.

The kit includes -

  • Eight Gelatos® colors
  • Deluxe Water Brush

  • Silicone craft tray

  •  

    14 page booklet showing you how to create floral and gemstone designs and hand lettering using the kit

The other materials I used -

  • watercolor paper
  • pencil


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Start with a sketch. You can start simple as the design guide will show you.


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Rub the Gelatos colors on the silicone craft tray and fill the Deluxe Waterbrush with water.

Add a first wash of color to your drawing.

Remember to leave highlights in your composition. The rim of the ceramic planter is where the light shines the brightest in my painting. I left that space blank as we do not use white paint in watercolors.


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Start adding more colors to add depth to the painting. Decide upon a source of light and add shadows to the planter and plants.


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Add details to the painted elements but do not overwork the details.


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Anchor the planter to the ground by adding a shadow to the side away from the light to finish.

I hope you'll create your own watercolor paintings using the Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos kit!
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Home Decor with Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 305 (Wedding)

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a mixed media decor tutorial using the new Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 305 (Wedding)!

Collect the following supplies and follow along -

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 305 (Wedding)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe™ Gold

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe™ Silver

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos - Translucents (0r Gelatos colors of your choice)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Palette Knife

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Silicone spatula (optional)

8" x 8" stretched canvas

Plastic wrap


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Apply a coat of gesso to the canvas. Let dry.


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Add a base coat of colors using the Gelatos colors - Translucents - Lychee, Creme De Menthe, Thistle and Persimmon and blend them with a sponge. You can replace these colors with Gelatos colors of your choice or those that match your event/occasion color scheme.


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Apply a thin top coat of Texture Luxe™ Silver with palette knife.


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Immediately cover the wet canvas with a piece of plastic wrap. Smoosh the plastic over the wet Texture Luxe™ Silver around gently with your fingers to create texture. Leave the wrap on till the Texture Luxe™ Silver dries. Do not try to speed up the drying process with a heat tool as the heat might melt the plastic onto the canvas.


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Carefully peel away the plastic wrap to reveal the textured surface.


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Lay the Always & Forever stencil at about the center of the canvas and apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife. Avoid applying Whipped Spackle on the 'o' or wedding ring part of the Forever. Let the medium dry thoroughly.


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Apply Texture Luxe™ Gold on the wedding rings part of the Always & Forever stencil with palette knife. Let dry completely.


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Apply Glass Bead Glitter Gel to create the gem part of the wedding rings using the Always & Forever stencil and palette knife. Let dry.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and would play with the Mixed Media Paper Stencils - 305 (Wedding) and various mediums to create fun projects for your home or to give as gift!

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Color Layering and the Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos Kit

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The Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos kit includes a rainbow of colors, a water brush, and a silicone craft tray for mixing colors.  Naturally, you can use watercolor paper, but you can use other surfaces as well. Carolyn Dube here sharing how to watercolor in an altered journal.


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The first thing I do is add a layer of gesso.  This will help strengthen the page since this is an old beat up book that is about to have water added to it.

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Once it is completely dry, I stamp an image on the page.   Perfect stamping is not needed here, because the color of the Gelatos will define the lines and areas.

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Rub the Gelatos onto the silcone craft tray.  Using the water brush, pick a color and start coloring in the stamped image.  You can custom mix colors by dipping the brush in one than another.  Here I dipped in the Bubble Gum and Banana to create my own deep orange.

 

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You can also rub the Gelatos right next to each other, then add water from the brush and mix the colors that way.  Which is the best way? Whichever one feels most comfortable to you! To build up the blooms, add one color on the edges of another color.  This creates subtle color blending.

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The leftover bits of color in the tray became a very subtle color wash by adding lots of water to them and then brushing the diluted color to the page.

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 To create the lettering, I drew the letters with an XS black Pitt Pen. Then I filled in all of the letters with the Cotton Candy Gelatos.  Next, I added Lime to only the top of the letters.  The final touch was a swipe of Bubble Gum on on the bottom of each letter.  The colors will blend and mix creating new colors along the way.  

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 Now it's your turn to play. Grab your Gelatos and have some watercolor fun!

 


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I recently got to create some greeting cards with the Watercolor With Gelatos set and had such a great time making greeting cards!

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This is what comes in the set. It's everything you need to get started.

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I started by cutting out a flower shape to use as a template. using my Essential Pitt Artist Pens, I traced the shape onto card stock.

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Next, I doodle in my flower petals and other details.

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I used different sized Pitt Pens to complete my doodled blooms.

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To add some color, I rubbed the Gelatos onto the silicone tray that's included and used my Deluxe Water brush to paint my flowers, slowly building layers of color.

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I did similar but different designs for 2 greeting cards.

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On my third piece of card stock I stamped a background pattern and used my Watercolor Gelatos set to add color.

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Using a combination of stamping and doodling I created a design that was a bit different than my first two cards, but still cohesive.

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After giving everything a bit of time to dry, I trimmed each piece of card stock down to size and adhered each to a blank, white greeting card. It's always nice to be able to include a handcrafted hello with a gift to a friend.

xo, Belen

 

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