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!

 

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


Quilted Mug Rug

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Hi! It's Laura Bray, here to share a cute (and literal) project using the Gelatos color of the week, Iced Pear!

Winter is in full force here in the Pacific Northwest and I am drinking copious amounts of hot tea to stay warm. But I've found that just tea isn't enough to warm the chill-I need to be surrounded with coziness to truly get warm and, a sweet, quilted mug rug for my tea cup, is the perfect cozy accessory for tea time. Here's how to make your own fabric art to include in your next mug rug quilting project.

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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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Metallic Icing Floral Home Decor

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Hi Loves. Tiare here.  Natural colors just rock my world.  You can find them throughout my home from the carpet to furniture to the walls.  They are very common in many households.  However, they are even better with a bit of sparkle.  Therefore, it was quite easy for me to decide what I wanted to create using the yummy color : Gelatos® Metallic Icing  Mmmmm.  

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

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Use  Gelatos® Iced Chai, Iced Coffee, Gold Champagne to make a lovely background.  I colored it on and spread with water.  Use Gesso and spread with  brayer to add another layer.  Set aside to dry. 

 

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Cover both sides of a lunch bag with Gesso. Next color with your Gelatos® Metallic Icing,  rub in with your  finger or a damp paint brush. Tear out 3 sets of circles, 3 circles each, with the size increasing with each circle in each set. Since you colored on both sides you can tear out 2 circles at a time.  Allow to dry. 

 

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Use Mixed Media Stencil 101 to add a fun pattern to canvas. Just color over with  Gelatos® Iced Chai, Iced Coffee and Gold Champagne and spread with finger.  Rub Gelatos® Iced Coffee along all four edges, rub in with finger to frame canvas. 

 

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Crumple all circles in a tight ball and then unfold.  Color edges using  Gelatos® Iced Coffee then gently and quickly rub Gelatos® over top to hit the wrinkles. Layer crumpled circles from small to large to create flowers.  Secure with a large brad. 

 

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Attach flowers to canvas with Gel Medium or by using brads through the canvas. 

 

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Finish off by doodling on stems using Stamper's Big Brush Pen #177 Walnut Brown and scribbling around canvas with Texture Gems™ Gold to add sparkle. 

Tada!

 

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


Feminine and Industrial Stenciled Decorative Shelf

Hey friends!  Adrianne Surian here with you today to share a project that's a great way to showcase your artistic style and creativity while also being a piece of functional decor.  I am a HUGE fan of dual-purpose projects, and of giving an artistic makeover to outdated or thrifted items.  

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This inexpensive  shelf only holds a few supplies in my studio, but it filled a space that I was having trouble choosing art for because of its location.  Now, I have something pretty to help keep a few items at arm's reach all the time.  

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This project mixes textures and techniques in a subtle way, which is exactly what Gelatos® are great for!  Today we will be using the color of the week, Metallic Icing, and a couple additional colors to watercolor, tint, stencil, and glaze.

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This round  shelf is 11" in diameter, so I covered about 2/3 of it with a plain piece of white paper, and left the rest raw wood to work on.  I tore the edge of the paper to give it a little rougher look (which is optional, of course), brushed the backside of the paper with a thin coat of Glaze, then adhered it to the front of the shelf.  I had to cut out the paper around the holes for the shelves, and also trim around the edge of the circle to remove all the excess.

Once the paper was in place, I spread a thick coat of Whipped Spackle onto the raw wood portion of the circle, allowed it to dry for a couple of minutes, and then pressed a wide piece of burlap onto the Whipped Spackle to create a rough texture.  (I peeled the burlap off gently afterward - I was only interested in the impression that it could make.)

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Next, I used Gelatos mixed with a small amount of warm water and a paintbrush in Elderberry and Silver Ice over parts of the papered side of the circle, giving it a light water colored background.  

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Next, I mixed a small amount of Silver Ice Gelatos with Gel Medium, and using the brick stencil from the 201 Stencil Collection, I stenciled along the edges of a few bricks.  Then I mixed a larger amount of Gel Medium with the color of the week, Metallic Icing to fill the bricks in more fully.

Using both colors like this gives your brick background subtle dimension - the silver helps to define the edges in areas where the bricks are more white-on white, but it still allows the overall look of white bricks.

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Allow your background to dry completely, and then add stenciling!  I used the BE-you-TIFUL stencil from the 301 stencil collection along with Squid Ink Gelatos mixed with Whipped Spackle and Passion Fruit Gelatos with Glass Bead Glitter Gel, taking care to avoid where the shelves would be attached.  

Then, I added a few small accents with my leftover Squid Ink and Passion Fruit mixtures, adding arrows from the 201 stencil collection at the top, and a few flowers at the bottom.

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Finally, allow everything to dry fully, and then you can add a bit of translucent shimmer to any areas you wish using a bit of Metallic Icing Gelatos and Glaze.  This is actually my personal favorite way to use the Metallic Icing color - when mixed with glaze, you can brush it over any area of your art to lighten colors, fill gaps or soften edges, or just plain add a shimmer to any area of your piece.  

I brushed the tinted Glaze over the burlap-textured left side, and over areas of bricks and stenciling wherever I wanted to add some shimmer.  

While I waited for the face to dry, I used Passion Fruit and Metallic Ice Gelatos on the shelves to help them to match.

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When the piece was dry, I attached the shelves (which will be a tight fit - if you're using this kit or a similar one, you may find you need the aid of a hammer for a secure fit) and also attached a hanger to the backside of the shelf for mounting.  (Tip: for a shelf like this with offset shelves, you may want to add a second hanger near the bottom of the shelf so that it doesn't tip if it's not weighted evenly.)

The end result is an industrial look with bricks and rough burlap that also boasts a feminine message - which is a perfect look for my studio!  It's great inspiration for both building and polishing new crafts.  

Thanks for joining me today, and I hope you're inspired to try something new!

Adrianne Surian


Supplies Used:

Gelatos: Metallic Icing, Silver Ice, Elderberry, Squid Ink, and Passion Fruit

Glaze

Gel Medium

Whipped Spackle

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

From 201 Stencil Collection: Bricks, Arrows

From 301 Stencil Collection: BE-you-TIFUL stencil

Palette Knife

Paintbrush

11" Kaisercraft circle shelf

6" wide piece of burlap or burlap ribbon

Standard white printer paper

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DIY Valentine's Day Cards

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Hello Artists! It's Laura Bray coming to you with some cute Valentine's Day Cards. This week's Color of the Week, Metallic Icing, is the perfect Gelatos® color for making Valentine's Cards. The best way to use Metallic Icing, in my opinion, is to think of it as literal "icing" on your paper projects. It creates a shimmering effect when applied to paper and over other Gelatos® colors, in the same way that sugar icing gives sugar cookies a little sparkle. Be sure you use it on white paper too! It gives it a subtle shimmer that you will love.

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DIY Winter Gift Wrap

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The holidays are drawing to a close, but there are always winter birthdays to deal with! This DIY wrapping paper can be used for last-minute Christmas gift wrap or any other gift-giving occassion, just change up your color scheme. Make a few sheets so you will always have some hand.

 

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Wintry Mix Art Journal Page

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We have finally welcomed the winter season into our lives and I created a wintry art journal page to celebrate. Rachel Kleinman joining you today to share this shimmery snowy page featuring our Gelatos® Color of the Week, Metallic Blueberry!

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The first step to all my art journal pages is a coat of Gesso. Once that dried I colored the pages with Gelatos® Aqua Dolce and Silver Ice, which I blended with a baby wipe. The snowflakes were created by coating a page of watercolor paper with Metallic Blueberry Gelatos®, then using snowflake dies to punch out the shapes. I adhered the snowflakes with Gel Medium and let it dry overnight.

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I love to add texture to canvases and journal pages by adhering random chunky materials. Here I glued cardboard, burlap, lace ribbon, and buttons to my pages using Gel Medium. Then I painted over all those objects with Gesso. I do this so I can add more color later on top of the white surface.

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While the Gesso is drying, I colored the tag insert with Raspberry and Metallic Icing Gelatos®. I also painted on some Asphalt Texture which I mixed with Gel Medium to make sure it stuck good and well on that tag!

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Once the gesso dried, I colored a very thick layer of Raspberry Gelatos® and Metallic Blueberry Gelatos® just along the edges of the page. Then I sprayed a generous amount of water on top, and tilted the art journal to let the water and pigment run all the way down the page.

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I repeated that step to both edges of my page and let it dry. Then I wrote in a Robert Frost quote with Black Aquarelle Pencils that I traced with water. I also included some arrow stencils with Silver Texture Luxe paste.

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"The way a crow shook down on me, the dust of snow from a hemlock tree, has given my heart a change of mood, and saved some part of a day I had rued." - Robert Frost

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 Wishing everyone a beautiful, peaceful winter and a very Happy New Year!!

 

SUPPLIES

Gelatos®: Metallic Blueberry, Raspberry, Metallic Icing, Aqua Dolce

Texture Luxe Silver

Asphalt Texture Paste

Gel Medium

Gesso

Black Aquarelle Pencil

 

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