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Snow Birds Art Journal Page (Gelatos Color of the Week: Metallic Blueberry)

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. 

Winter Colored Gelatos

 

First off, here's how the page turned out:

Snow Birds

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.
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I sprayed on a spritz of water and used a foam brush to move the Gelatos over the page.
Snow Birds

 

Next, I mixed together some Glass Bead Glitter Gel and Metallic Blueberry Gelatos.
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I applied it with a palette knife randomly all over the page.
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Then I mixed the Glass Bead Glitter Gel with Elderberry Gelatos and applied it to the page as well.
Snow Birds

 

Then I did the same thing with  Glass Bead Glitter Gel and Metallic Grape Gelatos.
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Doesn't that look so yummy!! I added a touch of just plain  Glass Bead Glitter Gel and let the whole page dry.
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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.
Snow Birds

 

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.
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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.
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I repeated that process to create 3 birds.
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Next, I took an XS tip Black #199 PITT Artist Pen and made sketch marks around the birds.

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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.

Snow Birds


Snow Birds

Wishing you many creative days this New Year!

ERIN

 

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Easy Holiday Card Ideas

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Hi Loves. Tiare here.  I love this time of year.  It gives me the opportunity to get creative and try fun and unique ideas.  One of my traditions, that I hold dear is to create non-traditional holiday cards.  I love to use unique colors and items.  I do not always keep it "Christmasy" but I keep it fun.  One thing is for sure, my cards get the attention of the recipient and often is a topic of conversation for us.  So much fun. 

Today, I share my cards using this week's color  Gelatos® Metallic Mint.  Perfect for making non-traditional holiday cards with a lot of shine!  Here's what I did...

 

Christmas Cards 1

For my first card, I grabbed this stencil from the Mixed Media Stencils 101 Set.  Be sure to cover card with Gesso first for even smoother blending and spreading.  Place over 1/2 of card.  Use Gelatos® Metallic Mint and Metallic Blueberry to add color by simply rubbing over stencil and spreading with finger.  Add one color first and then add a little of the second color on top and blend with finger.  They blend easily and beautifully. 

Add a ribbon, veneer Christmas Tree, a little gem and handwrite your sentiment using the Journaling Pitt®Artist Pens Medium Nib to finish. 

Christmas Cards 2

For the 2nd card,  cover card with Gesso.  Next, use Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Skyblue 146 and Cobalt Green 156 to create your background.  Draw color onto craft sheet, spritz with water and drag the  card through color.  Do this one color at a time.

Next, use this stencil from the Mixed Media Stencils 101 collection  to create cute, floral images.  I simply layered the circles one at a time on top of each other to create this look.  Use Gelatos® Metallic Mint and Metallic Blueberry to add color by simply rubbing over stencil and spreading with finger, one circle at a time. Next add a gem to the center of each flower.  Draw on a vase using Stamper’s Big Brush Pens Walnut  and doodle stems with  Journaling Pitt®Artist Pens Medium Nib

Finish it off by adding a bit more shimmer by scribbling all over the card with  Texture Gems™ Gold

So fun!

Supplies Used: 

 

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

 

 


Eat, Drink, and Be Merry Plaque

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 This is Rachel here, and today, I would like to share with you some inspiration all about decorating for the holidays! To begin,  I used the Strawberry Gelatos®  to create a festive plaque that I can keep on display through New Years.

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I started by covering the entire plaque with Strawberry Gelatos® then incorporating a few Mixed Media Stencils in a lot of different ways. I used a ghosting technique to take color away, I used Silver Ice Gelatos® to add color through a stencil, and finally I used Texture Luxe™ Pearl Paste through the triangle stencil to add dimension. Each of these techniques are shared in my process video to give you a better idea of what I did!

For the finishing pop on the background I painted on a generous amount of Glass Bead Glitter Gel (my favorite!) and spread on a mix of Strawberry Gelatos® with Glaze medium.

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As much as I loved creating the background, the letters are really the star! I traced the Stencil 301 letters onto watercolor paper, fussy cut them out, then gave each one a coat of Gold Champagne Gelatos®, Glass Bead Glitter Gel, and Ice Texture Gems™. Each letter has so much sparkle and dimension! I love the combination of the Glass Bead Glitter Gel with the Texture Gems™ on top.

 

Please watch the process video to get a clearer idea of each step used to create this plaque! Thanks for watching!

 

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I hope you all have a festive start to your holiday season :)

 

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SUPPLIES:

Gelatos®: Strawberry, Gold Champagne, Silver Ice

Mixed Media Stencils: 101 Collection, 102 Collection, 301 Collection

Texture Luxe™ Paste Pearl

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

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Gel Medium

Glaze

Texture Gems™ Ice

Texture Gems™ Gold


Slumber Should Be Broken: A Mixed Media Canvas

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Hi everyone! Mou here today with a mixed media canvas tutorial for you. Holiday season is busy, so let's get started right away.

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors: Metallic Grape, Iced Chai, Iced Coffee

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents and Tools:

Gesso

Gel Medium

Whipped Spackle

Texture Luxe™ Gold

Gelatos Tool Set

101 Stencil Collection

102 Stencil Collection

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen: Black

Sizzix Thinlits Die - Doily #2

Others: canvas, cardstock, old book paper, resin accent, stamp, tissue

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Color canvas with Metallic Grape Gelatos and blend with gesso.

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Once the color dries, lay a stencil from the 102 Stencils Collection on the canvas and apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife.

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Ruffle up some tissue paper and attach to the canvas with gel medium. Layer a die-cut doily on top.

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Once the surfaces dry, add more colors with Iced Chai and Iced Coffee Gelatos. Color the die cut doily with Black Stamper's Big Brush pen. Layer a stencil from the 101 Stencil Collection on top of the doily and apply Whipped Spackle with a palette knife.

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Ink up a background stamp with Stamper's Big Brush pen and stamp around the canvas.

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Add some strips of old book paper near the top left part of the canvas.

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Rub some Texture Luxe Gold and dilute some of it to so it will drip down. Let dry.

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Attach a resin accent with gel medium. Rub more Texture Luxe Gold on it. Attach a phrase cut out of old book paper.

And there you have it! I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial.

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Thankful Mixed Media Page

Caramel 5 Watermarked

Hi Loves. Tiare here.  My mixed media journal always needs some love.  There is always time to play and get creative in my journals.  So very grateful for moments to create.    Speaking of gratitude, my page is centered around being thankful.  I love making pages and just allowing certain words and thoughts to inspire my creativity.  

This is the time of year that we start to focus on gratitude.  Each year I do 30 days of gratitude inside my Gratitude Junk Journal along with some other creative souls. Therefore, for this page I was simply feeling thankful for this experience each year and of course, I am also happy for the challenge to create with the color of the week.  It helps me to expand my creativity and step out of my comfort zone. The week's color is Gelatos® Caramel.  Here's what I did: 

 

Caramel 1

Cover page with Gesso.  Next, use Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Orange Glaze 113, Chrome Yellow 268 and Pink Madder Lake 129 to create your background.  Draw color onto craft sheet, spritz with water and drag page through color.  Do this one color at a time.

 

Caramel 2

Use stamps to add colorful shapes to your page.  I used Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Orange Glaze 113, Chrome Yellow 268, Black 199 and Pink Madder Lake 129 to add a variety of colored shapes to the background.  Color onto each stamp, 1st color and stamp image around page. Repeat with other colors. 

 

Caramel 3

Doodle your flowers using PITT® Artist Pen Black 199.  Color in flower petals using Gelatos® Caramel, just color and spread with the blender.  Add a little to the background as well, by coloring and spreading with your finger or blender.

 

Caramel 5 Watermarked

Adhere a cute, dimensional flower near doodled flowers.   Use a PITT® Artist Pen Black 199 to write the word, "Thankful." Lastly, use Gold Texture Gems™  to scribble around page to add sparkle. 

Tada!  So fun!

Supplies Used: 

 

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

She hosts a weekly challenge: Embrace Your Art 2016: Journal About Me (JAM) Challenge, which features weekly prompts, creative challenges and process videos. 

She also hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, as well. 

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


So Grateful!

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Hi everyone, Mou here from mousaha.com with a canvas project using Gelatos® color of the week Raspberry! As we get closer to Thanksgiving, gratitude is on our minds. We are also thinking of getting our homes ready for the holidays, to entertain our family and friends. I wanted to create a piece that spoke to both: a word to ponder over and a handmade home decor project. Follow along to see how you can make it too.

Supplies you'll need:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® color:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents:

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

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK

Sizzix Bigz Die w/Bonus Textured Impressions - Millinery Leaves

Others: 7" x 9" canvas, stamp, diecuts, found papers, washi tape, moist baby wipe, scissors

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Start by applying a coat of gesso to the canvas. I used one measuring 7" x 9". You could choose any size you like.

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Rub some Raspberry Gelatos in the middle of the canvas.

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Blend with a lot of water. Let dry thoroughly.

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Ink  any background stamp with Black Stamper's Big Brush pen and stamp around the canvas.

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Using Gel Medium, layer found papers, tapes and die cuts on the canvas.

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Layer the tribal patterned stencil from 102 Stencil Collection near the right edge of the canvas and apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife from the Gelatos Tool Kit. Lift off the stencil immediately and clean it with a moist baby wipe.

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While the medium dries thoroughly, die-cut and emboss the leaf and color it with Tangerine Gelatos. Rub more Raspberry Gelatos over the embossed stem and veins.

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With your B tip Black PITT Artist Pen, write 'Gratitude' on a piece of paper and cut it into a small banner with scissors.

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Attach the little banner and leaf to the canvas to finish.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial. Before I go, I want to say to you that I AM SO VERY GRATEFUL TO YOU ALL! Thanks for checking out my tutorials, visiting my personal blog and leaving sweet comments and your questions. Thank you!

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Beautiful Little Stick Girl

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Hi Loves. Tiare here.  Back in my mixed media journal.  I have a thing for stick girls and this cutie is a new one I have been playing with.  Don't you just lover her?  She is decked out in her beautiful Gelatos® Iced Chai dress.  Here's what I did: 

 

Beautiful Little Stick Girl Art 1

Cover page with Gesso.  Next, use Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Walnut Brown 177, Chrome Yellow 268 and Orange Glaze113 to create your background.  Draw color onto craft sheet, spritz with water and drag page through color.  Do this one color at a time.

 

Beautiful Little Stick Girl Art 2

Doodle your stick girl using PITT® Artist Pen Black 199 and add a pretty dress using Gelatos® Iced Chai , just color and spread with the blender.

 

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Use stencils to add colorful shapes and words to your page.  I used Gelatos®Iced Chai, Gold Champagne and Iced Coffee to add a variety of colors to the shapes and the word. I took the colors from darkest to lightest.  Just spread colors over stencil. 

 

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Adhere a cute, dimensional flower to her dress and a few doodles around the page to finish it off, using your PITT® Artist Pen Black 199.

Tada!  So fun!

Supplies Used: 

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

She hosts a weekly challenge: Embrace Your Art 2016: Journal About Me (JAM) Challenge, which features weekly prompts, creative challenges and process videos. 

She also hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, as well. 

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

 


So Creative Planner Dashboard

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Hi Loves. Tiare here.  I've been playing in my planner lately. Planning is such a big part of my life, I thought why not add a bit of my art to my planner.  This adds a bit of beauty and fun to what could be an otherwise mundane task.  Seeing my art in my planner makes me smile.  The Gelatos® Black Licorice sure helps to make this page, 'pop!".  Here's what I did: 

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Use Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Deep Scarlet Red 219, Warm Grey V 274, Chrome Yellow 268 to create your background.  Draw color onto craft sheet, spritz with water and drag page through color.  Do this one color at a time.

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Use 301 Stencil Collection to add colorful numbers to your page.  I used Gelatos®Black Licorice, Silver Ice and Iced Currant  to add a variety of colors to the numbers.  Just spread colors over stencil. 

 

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Adhere an Art Accents cutout from Tiare Smith Designs.  Next create and color on a half flower along the edge using Gelatos®Black Licorice, just color and spread with the blender.

 

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Add a half flower and jewel to your colored flower, handwrite, "so creative," or words of your choice along the side of Art Accent Strip using your PITT® Artist Pen Black 199.  Lastly, scribble around the page using the Texture Gems™ Silver to add sparkle 

 

So Creative Done

Punch holes and add to your planner! 

 

Supplies Used: 

Other supplies used:

 

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

She hosts a weekly challenge: Embrace Your Art 2016: Journal About Me (JAM) Challenge, which features weekly prompts, creative challenges and process videos. 

She also hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, as well. 

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

 


Halloween Art Journal

Autumn is my favorite time of year, even if in California it still feels like summer! Now, I'm not a big Halloween person, but I do love pumpkins, and cats, and crows, so I decided I'd create an art journal page fall and I used this week's Gelatos® color of the week: Black Licorice.

 

Black Licorice Gelatos - Halloween Art Journal

 

I started off by sketching  my design...I wanted to keep it in more of a folk art style than a scarey Halloween one.

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Next, I chopped off a bit of Mango Gelatos and a tiny bit of the Cinnamon. I mashed those up and combined the mixture with some Glass Bead Glitter Gel
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I used the Glass Bead Glitter Gel and Gelatos mixture to "paint" in my pumpkin, leaving the features unpainted. 
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Next,  I combined the Black Licorice Gelatos and the Glass Bead Glitter Gel and filled in the cat and the crow.
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To make the marks on the crow's tail, the cat's whiskers, and mouth I just took a sharp pencil and drew through the Gelatos/Glass Bead Glitter Gel mixture while it was still wet.
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I also mixed up a tiny bit of Watermelon Gelatos and Glass Bead Glitter Gel to fill in the ears and nose on the cat  and for the pumpkin stem I used Iced Chai Gelatos and Glass Bead Glitter Gel. Once it was all filled in I let the whole page dry completely before starting on the background. Now , I knew I wanted to have a darker background, but I also wanted to be able to see the cat and the crow so for the first layer I used the following Gelatos: Snow Cone, Boysenberry, and Metallic Grape.
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I used a baby wipe that I had squeezed out as much of the liquid out of as possible to blend out the Gelatos.
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 I allowed the backround to dry.

 I then outlined the cat and crow with a Black #199 PITT Artist Pen, and the pumpkin with a Dark Sepia #175.  I filled in all the details on the crow, cat, and pumpkin. I then got the idea to add some patterns to the background. Now, because of the waxy finish to the Gelatos you're not able to write on top of it with the finer tipped PITT Artist Pens very easily so I brushed on a thin layer of Gel Medium to seal it in so I could add those details.
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I wish you could see the glitter and texture on this page "in real life!" It's really neat!

 

Supplies:

Gelatos - Mango, Cinnamon,Watermelon, Black Licorice, Snow Cone, Boysenberry, Metallic Grape

PITT Artist Pens - Orange Glaze #113, Black #199, Pale Geranium #12, Dark Chrome Yellow #109, May Green #170, Magenta #133

Gel Medium

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Pencil & Eraser

 

ERIN

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BOO! Halloween Card

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Hello spooky artists! This is Rachel again and I'm here to share this quick Halloween card. Halloween is only 10 days away! I hope your house is decorated and your candy bowls are full :)

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I started with a card base that I had very lightly Gesso'd, and blended Silver Ice and Metallic Icing Gelatos® throughout the background. The Design Memory Craft Gesso is great to make cardstock sturdier and more water resistant, as well as giving the Gelatos® a non-porous surface to blend. 

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Next,  I mixed the Cinnamon Gelatos® Color of the Week with some Design Memory Craft Glaze medium. I added a very thick and somewhat messy large strip of the Glaze across the card. When the Glaze dried it left an almost velvety look and feel to my card. It is such an easy way to make a big impact on a card!

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I really wanted this card to be all about the metallic colors that match so perfectly with Cinnamon Gelatos®. So obviously Gold Texture Luxe™ through a Mixed Media 102 Stencil was the next best choice! Have I mentioned already how much I love this stuff?! Because I love Gold Texture Luxe™. A lot.

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Now it's time to add the details to finish the card. I die cut a circle frame from some Halloween patterned paper to anchor my creepy boy bat stamped image. The stamp is colored with Art Grip® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils and topped with some Glass Bead Glitter Gel. For the sentiment I used Mixed Media 301 Stencils with Black Licorice Gelatos® to spell the word "BOO!".

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Thanks for stopping in! I hope you use this weekend to finish off your fun autumn and Halloween cards!

 

SUPPLIES:

Gelatos® - Cinnamon, Silver, Metallic Icing, Black Licorice

ArtGRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

Texture Luxe™ Gold

Mixed Media Stencil Collection - 101, 102, 301

Textural Accents - Gesso, Glaze, Glass Bead Glitter Gel, Gel Medium

 

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