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DIY Christmas Ornament (Gelatos Color of the Week: Iced Currant)

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I love making Christmas ornaments to add to the tree. Here's one using this week's Faber-Castell Gelatos ® Color of the Week: Iced Currant:

Supplies:

Gelatos - Iced Currant, Green Tea

Glaze

Plastic Bulb Ornament

Palette Knives

Spray Bottle filled with Water

Craft Mat

Muslin

Canvas

Alphabet Stamps

Ink

Fabric Glue

Dry Adhesive

Ribbon

Wire

Beads

Paper Towels

Heat Gun (optional)

 

Instructions:

 Start by cutting off about 1/4" chunk of Iced Current Gelatos with a palette knife. Use the pallet knife to mash it down onto your craft mat.  


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Mix in about 2 tablespoons of Glaze.
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Use your palette knife to drip it into the bulb.
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Rotate the bulb so that the Gelatos + Glaze mixture covers it completely.
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Allow it to sit upside down to help it spread out, then put it upright, placing the mixture back inside and allowing it to spread around again.  You may need to do this a few times to build up a good coverage.  When finished,  allow any remaining mixture to drain out and allow the bulb to dry.

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Chop off about 1/4" of Green Tea Gelatos and add a few sprays of water to it as you mash it out.  Keep mixing it until you have a think consistency without any lumps.
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Add in your muslin and stir and flip it all around in the diluted Gelatos to dye it.  Add more sprays of water if you need it.  It's helpful to use a palette knife or two to do it so your hands don't turn green.
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Once finished, spread it out onto some paper towels and remove some of the moisture. You can use a heat gun to dry it if you're in a hurry.
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Use alphabet stamps and ink to stamp a word or phrase onto a piece of canvas and then adhere it to the green muslin fabric strip using fabric glue.
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To adhere the fabric pieces onto the bulb it's helpful to use a dry adhesive on the back side of the fabric so it can be positioned onto the bulb. Use fabric glue to glue the ends together.

Re-assemble the ornament pieces together and use wire and bead to embellish it.
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And when it's finished, enjoy it on your tree or give it as a gift!

ERIN

 

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Stenciled Wood Bangles

Hey friends!  Adrianne Surian here with you today to share a sassy accessory idea with this week's Gelatos® color of the week, Iced Currant. These stenciled wood bangles are fun to make and easily customized to suit your style!

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I went for a modern look using block word stencils from the 301 collection and geometric elements from the 101 stencil collection, using "Beautiful" and "Design" as my focal words.  

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My cool palette of Iced Currant, Guava, and Acqua Dolce was accented with Metallic Icing and Silver Ice, layered with Glaze, Gel Medium, and Glass Bead Glitter Gel.  (The full list of supplies including the colors used can be found at the bottom of this post.)

You'll want your palette knife for mixing your textural accents, but for stenciling onto a curved surface like these wood bangle bracelets, I found that getting messy and using my fingers was most effective at getting the details I wanted. 

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Begin with a light base of Guava Gelatos mixed with Glaze, and add 1-2 coats onto the exterior of the bracelet.  There's no need to embellish the interior since it will be worn next to the skin, and won't show anyway.  Allow it to dry fully before moving on to adding stencils.  

During your drying time, it's a great time to begin on any additional bracelets!  I coated a second bangle with an Acqua Dolce-Glaze mix while I waited.

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Next, add geometric elements using tinted gel medium.  To the Guava-colored bracelet, I stenciled hexagons using a mix of Acqua Dolce Gelatos and Gel Medium.  

On the second bangle, a mix of Metallic Icing and Gel Medium was applied using the herringbone stencil.  

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Next, I began to incorporate the color of the week, Iced Currant, and mixed it with Glass Bead Glitter Gel.  If you're new to tinting textural accents, just slice a small bit of the Gelatos stick off and crush it with your palette knife, and mix in the textural accent you want  to work with (in this case, the thicker Glass Bead Glitter Gel).

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 I stenciled the word "Beautiful" onto the first bangle, and set it aside to dry.  

On the second bangle, I added "Design" with a mix of Guava and Gel Medium before moving on to add the Iced Currant and Glass Bead Glitter Gel Mix.  On that bracelet, I incorporated the color of the week by adding another layer of herringbone stencil.  (Note: you will need to allow each layer to dry to the touch before moving on to the next layer.  Drying can be sped up with careful use of a multipurpose heat tool, but alternating between coordinating projects helps to leave your pieces alone as they dry!)

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Finally, I mixed a very small amount of glaze with three separate colors: Iced Currant, Metallic Icing, and Silver Ice.  In various places, I applied a small amount of each color to add more shine and to accent the stencils.  The textures already stenciled on allow these thin colors to build up along edges, adding even more depth to your design.  I just followed my gut when adding hints of additional color - if an area seemed like it could use a bit more Iced Currant, I used a paintbrush to add a little.  If another area looked a little flat with the matte colors like Acqua Dolce and Guava, I painted on a bit of either Silver Ice or Metallic Icing.  

The end result is a couple of unique, eye-catching pieces that will sow the world your inner artist!  Using your own favorite words and textures will make this project even more personal for you.  I hope you enjoyed this project, and please let me know if you decide to try it!  

Adrianne Surian

Supplies Used:

Gelatos: Iced Currant, Acqua Dolce, Guava, Metallic Icing, and Silver Ice

Glaze

Gel Medium

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Stencils from the 101 Collection and 301 Collection

Palette Knife

Paintbrush

1" Flat Exterior Wood Bangle Bracelets


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

Gesso

Gel Medium

Glaze

Texture Gems™ Ice

Texture Gems™ Gold


Happy Fall With Raspberry Gelatos and Jamie Dougherty

Hello everyone and Happy Friday. I have a fun mixed media project for you that will get you into the mood for Fall. This project would be perfect for place-cards on Thanksgiving, personal card fronts, or journal inserts. The warm fall leaves as they turn , hold such rich and enchanting colors. Our Raspberry Gelatos is the perfect accent color. The bold purple color blends nicely with the yellows, oranges, and reds that Mother Nature provides us.

(For the best results, press your leaves in a book for a few days prior to beginning)

Take a look at my video below to see how I created this colorful fall piece. Also a couple of quick techniques to try out with your Gelatos and leaves as well.

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Supplies Used:

Gelatos® Rasberry, PITT Artist Pen Ruby Metallic 290*, PITT Artist Big Brush pen Green Gold 268**, Glaze, paint brush, watercolor paper 5x7"

 

 

 

We would love to see your inspired creations. Please share with us on Facebook and Instagram, your beautiful Design Memory Craft work.

 

Hugs and Blessing

Jamie Dougherty

www.jamiedoughertydesigns.com

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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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October Leaves - Art Journal Video

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Hello! Rachel here sharing an art journal page that honors the beautiful month of October! The Gelatos® Color of the Week is the gorgeous Cinnamon, such a perfect autumn shade. 

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I combined the Cinnamon Gelatos® with Metallic Blueberry, Boysenberry, and Snow Cone Gelatos, I just love the true blue shades with pretty browns. The art journal includes tracings of oak leaves from my backyard that I painted with Boysenberry Gelatos and traced with the gorgeous Gold Texture Gems™. I also used Gesso through a Mixed Media 101 stencil, then painted highlights on each polka dot with Cinnamon Gelatos.

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I used my Black Stamper's Big Brush Pen to very loosely trace my leaves on parchment paper. Then I painted the 'leaves' with Gesso before adhering to the journal with Gel Medium.

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The quote was added with the alphabet Mixed Media Stencil 301 using Black Licorice Gelatos.

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I also have a complete process video for this art journal spread! You can watch here or Click Here to view!

 

SUPPLIES:

Gelatos®: Cinnamon, Boysenberry, Metallic Blueberry, Snow Cone, and Black Licorice

Texture Gems™ Gold

Gesso

Gel Medium

Glaze

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Mixed Media Stencil Collection 101, 102, and 301

Asphalt Texture Paste

Whipped Spackle

 

 

 

 

 


DIY Fall Earrings

Cinnamon Gelatos - Fall Earrings - Erin Bassett

These fall earrings were really fun to make and I love how they turned out. Often times larger earrings are heavy, but because I chose to create them with paper-mache,  they are really light, easy to wear, and feature a great fall Gelatos® color: Cinnamon!

 

To begin, I used my Scan N Cut to cut out this shape using a thin piece of chipboard. They are 1.75" x 1.60" in size.  Of course if you don't have a die-cutting machine you can just create a pattern and cut out two of them.
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Next, I took a lot of layers of ripped up tissue paper and adhered it to the shape with Gel Medium. I allowed it to dry between layers and just continued to build it up to the thickness I wanted.
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Since I wanted both sides to have that fun texture and thickness, I devised a clever way to allow them to dry by bending paperclips and hanging it off of one of my tool baskets.
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Next, I mixed up some of the Gelatos Color of the Week, Cinnamon, and a little bit of Glaze and applied it to the earring bases. I allowed it to dry and then repeated that process until it was the desired look I wanted.
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After they had thoroughly dried overnight, I took just a tiny bit of the Gold Texture Luxe and applied it to the earrings. Oh how I love Texture Luxe!
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I applied it with a damp (not dripping wet) finger to the earrings so that it really just transferred onto the high points of the folds of texture. I also applied it along the edge as well.

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I added a few beads and fishhook earrings and voilà, they are ready to wear!

 
 
Supplies: Thin Chipboard, Tissue Paper, Palette Knife, Glaze, Gel Medium, Cinnamon Gelatos, Gold Texture Luxe, Beads, Jump Rings, Fishhook Earrings

ERIN

 

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Red Ruby Slippers

 

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Hi Everyone, Mou Saha here today from Color Happy Creations!

School's back in session and conversations have already started about the first school dance. There's also tons of discussion and texting going on about Halloween plans and costumes. With any such occasion comes shopping and we all know how much girls love shopping for shoes! During every such shopping expedition, we come across pretty shoes that we can't even walk in, let alone dance in them but we always share a few good laughs over our inabilities. This time we saw a tiny little pair of red shoes that could be part of a Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz costume. While we didn't buy that pair, I decided to create my own cute version of it using my crafting supplies. Let me show you how I created my pair of red ruby slippers.

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For the red ruby slippers, I chose Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Iced Currant. The deep rich red hue of the pigment along with its metallic sheen was just perfect for this project.

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To cut  my slippers,  I used a die but if you search the internet, you can easily find a slipper template that would work just as well. Here's one I found.

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Here are my die-cut slipper parts colored with Gelatos® Iced Currant.

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And the remaining pieces colored with Gelatos® Caramel.

 

 

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Whether you are using the die cuts or cutting your pieces following a template, fold along the crease lines. Assemble the toes and backs on the small sole using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium.

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Assemble the heels and attach them to the bigger sole. These will be the bases of the slippers. Attach the top sole to the bottom sole with Gel Medium. You can refer to this assembly instruction pdf too.

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Once the slippers are assembled, add another coat or two of Gelatos® Iced Currant and blend with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Glaze for a glossy finish. Let dry thoroughly.

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Add pretty touches to your ruby slippers with doodling using the Magenta Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Artist Pen from Writing Set: RED/YELLOW.

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Die-cut or punch out a couple of bows or tie them out of ribbon. Color with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe™ Gold. When dry, attach to the slippers to finish.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial. Did you know that you could also color plain cloth shoes with Gelatos? Yes, you can! So, whether you want to create a tiny pair like I did or jazz up a real pair, click your heels and have some FUN!

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Artist Pens Writing Set: RED/YELLOW

Sizzix Bigz L Die - Ballroom Slippers

Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Bow-Tied

Others: cardstock, paint brush, diecutter, scissors

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Stitched Heart Necklace with Red Cherry Gelatos

Hey friends!  Adrianne Surian here with you today to share another fun-sized mixed media project.  You may have noticed that I have a passion for jewelry and wearable art. It's a great way to bring your pieces with you as a fantastic accessory and express yourself everywhere you go!

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Today I'm using a rustic iron pendant base, and the Gelatos® color of the week, Red Cherry, alongside some of my favorite Design· Memory· Craft® products to create this stitched heart necklace.

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You all know that mixed media extends beyond the page to a wide variety of materials, and this pendant uses Whipped Spackle to turn a jewelry-quality, lead-free iron pendant into a tiny canvas.  

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With this vibrant color of the week, a hopeful heart seemed like the perfect mixed media project!  Because the iron is naturally dark, I mixed Red Cherry Gelatos with Whipped Spackle to create an opaque red base. To start, simply cut off some of the Gelatos stick (I used about 1/4") with your palette knife, crush it, and mix it well with an acorn-sized dab of Whipped Spackle.

Use the palette knife to spread a generous layer of the Red Cherry Whipped Spackle over the top of the pendant - I went for a mostly-smooth, semi-even coat of Whipped Spackle (you can see it in the photo below).  I waited about 5 minutes and then used a small rubber stamp to add my initial to the pendant.  You could stamp an entire word into it if you wish (like love, hope, art, heart - whatever inspires you).  Clean any holes in the pendant that may have gotten Whipped Spackle (you can use a toothpick for this step), and then set the pendant aside and allow the Whipped Spackle to dry before continuing.  

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When the Whipped Spackle is dry, there will be some naturally textured areas around the edges of the pendant, near the holes, and near the stamped area.  I brushed a light coat of Silver Texture Luxe™ over a few areas to add shine and to break up the solid red.  

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I continued to add complementary colors in very small areas by applying Gelatos directly to the pendant.  I used a hint of Iced Currant and Mango ®®with the Cherry Red.

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Finally - jewelry and wearable art should be sealed!  Gelatos are water-based and easy to blend, which is a fantastic quality when you're at your art table!  But to be sure your favorite sweater or blouse doesn't end up with a little delicious color where it doesn't belong, add a generous coat of glaze over the whole piece to seal the Gelatos colors.  

Be sure to once again clear any holes of remaining glaze, and set the piece aside to dry fully before continuing.  

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When your pendant base is dry, add wire "stitching" through the center holes.  Attach a pair of 10mm or larger jump rings to the top of the pendant, and string a necklace chain through the rings.  I prefer a 20" chain to rest at a low neckline, but you can adjust your chain length shorter or even longer to suit your personal style!  

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The final piece is a tiny but bold statement necklace that is sure to be noticed - especially when paired with a solid top.  Your art will get plenty of attention around your neck, which is always a great way to introduce yourself as an artist at events or parties!   Thanks for joining me to check out today's mixed media jewelry and I'll see you all again soon!

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Adrianne Surian

Supplies Used:

Gelatos: Red Cherry, Iced Currant, Mango

Whipped Spackle

Texture Luxe: Silver

Glaze

Palette Knife

Blending Wedge (or your favorite brush)

Rustic Iron Pendant Base

1/8 inch "A" Rubber Stamp

20 Gauge Silver Plated Copper Wire

2 - 10mm Jump Rings

20" 2mm Cable Chain

Wire Cutters

Chain Nose Pliers


Autumn Leaves

This week's Gelatos® color of the week is Red Cherry.  I chose a project with an Autumn theme which works perfectly with this bright, fun color.

Autumn Leaves - by Erin Bassett

I started by decoupaging a canvas panel with a music sheet and Gel Medium. Next, I applied Red Cherry and Blood Orange Gelatos to it and used Gel Medium to move it around my background. I ended up layering up a few layers this way so that the colors would become intense.

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Next I added a layer of Glaze. I love how glossy the glaze makes the paper! I used a rubber stamp to make an impression in it while it was still wet.  It's a really neat technique.  I ended up covering it but I at least wanted to show you another fun way to use the Glaze.
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For the leaves, I used my die-cut machine to cut a leaf shape out of black cardstock .  You can also draw the leaf and cut it out of cardstock if you don't have a die-cut machine. Next, I  mixed together some Whipped Spackle and Gold Texture Luxe™. Mixing these creates a different color and texture while retaining it's metallic shine.  After they were mixed, I added some Gold Champagne Gelatos to half of it. The gold  really bumped up the metallic look and darkened it as well. I used a pencil to etch some vein lines before the mixture dried.

I did the same technique using Whipped Spackle, Copper Texture Luxe, and Iced Chai Gelatos to it for the other leaf.
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The bookplate I used was originally silver, and I wanted it to be copper, so I used a dab of the copper Texture Luxe and added a couple of drops of water to it and then applied it.  After it dried, I rubbed ink from the Walnut Brown #177 Stamper's Big Brush Pen into the recessed areas.
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Next I used a small piece of black cardstock and covered the front side of it with 3 layers of Chalk Board Paint . Once it was  dry, I wrote the word Autumn on  it with the Stamper's Big Brush pen in white. I applied some Walnut Brown ink around the edge of the canvas as well to create a frame.
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After everything was dry,  I wrapped some string and beads around the right edge to finish it off.

Autumn Leaves - closeupThis project made me really look forward to the upcoming fall season.

Enjoy,

 

Erin

Supplies:

  • 5" x 7" Canvas Panel
  • Gelatos®: Red Cherry, Blood Orange, Gold Champagne, Iced Coffee
  • Glaze
  • Gel Medium
  • Chalk Board Paint
  • Texture Luxe: Gold, Copper
  • Stamper's Big Brush: Walnut Brown #177
  • Whipped Spackle
  • Sheet Music
  • Rubber Stamp
  • Black Cardstock
  • Pallet Knife
  • String and thread
  • Beads
  • Bookplate
  • Stamper's Big Brush Pen White

 

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