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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)

Finished Piece

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. 

Finished Piece

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.

Close up tools for finish
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!


Happy Art Journal Page

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Hi Loves,

Tiare here.   Time to mix it up in our art journals and make a bit of happy.  This is a fun, easy way to add color and create a wonderful, mixed media art journal page.  

Grab your Gelatos® Iridescents and let's pop a bit of color with a happy page and a flower using Gelatos® Blue Moon.  Just watch this quick video to learn how....

 

Happy Art Journal Page 1

Tada!

Now it's your turn.  Please share if you this inspires you. I'd love to see what you make.  Just tag me on Instram @iamclassygirl or Facebook at Tiare Smith Designs.  

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


For the Love of Art - Tag

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Happy spring everyone! This is Rachel sharing a quick mixed media tag featuring the stunning new Iridescent Gelatos®, including the Color of the Week: Supernova.

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First, I started with this tag I had leftover from my last project; it's covered in Whipped Spackle that was mixed with Blue Moon Iridescent Gelatos®. I also had some watercolor paper from when I experimented with the brand new Color Fizz products... aren't the colors beautiful?! 

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I found some rubber heart shaped stamps that I "inked" up with Supernova Gelatos®, misted with water, and stamped onto my Color Fizz watercolor paper.

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Two of the hearts were fussy cut and added to my tag, along with some drywall tape that was also colored with Supernova and Mars Gelatos®. You'll also see an extra-thick coat of Glass Bead Glitter Gel through a mixed media stencil.

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Lastly I added some word stickers and the tag is complete!

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SUPPLIES:

Iridescent Gelatos®: Supernova, Mars, Blue Moon

Whipped Spackle

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Texture Gems™ Silver

Mixed Media Stencils 102

Color Fizz: Champagne Bright

 


An Art Journal Page with Gelatos® Color Passion Fruit

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Hi everyone! Mou here today with an art journal page using Gelatos® Color Passion Fruit. Lately, I have been enjoying creating art journal pages outside an actual journal. I am using mixed media or watercolor paper as my base. Let me show you how I made this page, starting with the supplies you'll need.

SUPPLIES:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors: Passion Fruit, Caramel, Elderberry, Margarita Mix, Strawberry

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

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent: Gel Medium, 102 Stencil CollectionTexture Gems™ 3ct Metallics

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Artist Pens Lettering Set: Jewel Brush

Other: mixed media paper, stamps, found papers, pencil

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As crafters, we all have a stash for pretty supplies. I collect rubber stamps wherever I find them. It makes me feel connected to another artist when I make their art part of mine. Use the stamps that you have. Ink them up with the Stamper's Big Brush pen BLACK and stamp on the paper to cover the entire surface.

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Tear small pieces of saved papers from old books, rejected artwork, scrap papers, etc. and attach a few pieces to the page with Gel Medium.

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Next, to add some colors to the page - Passion Fruit is going to be today's main color and you can use other colors to make it stand out more. Having one color to focus on helps me develop the whole color scheme of the page.

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The other Gelatos® Colors I'm using today are Caramel, Elderberry, Margarita Mix and Strawberry. Rub them on the page and blend them water.

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Lay a stencil on the colored page and trace parts of it with pencil.

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Freehand sketch a heart or another simple shape that you like with pencil. Add more colors around the heart and traced stencil shapes as shown.

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Stamp a favorite quote with alphabet stamps and Stamper's Big Brush pen BLACK.

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Add small dots with Texture Gems Metallics Gold to the page for some shine and texture.

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Make marks on the page with PITT Artist pens Jewel Brush following the contours of the shapes to finish.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and will try your own art journal page with Gelatos® Color Passion Fruit.

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Just to say, "Hello."

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Hi Loves. Tiare here.  I'm feeling like spreading a little happy these days and what a simple way to do so by sending a handmade card, just because!

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

Hello Card 1

Spread Gesso on card base and an  extra piece of paper.   Color extra piece of paper with Gelatos® Stardust, allow to dry and punch or die- cut mini flowers. 

 

Hello Card 2

Next, use Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Pink Madden # 129,Maganese Violet # 160 to create your background.  Draw color onto craft sheet, spritz with water and drag the card base through the  color.  Do this one color at a time.

  

Hello Card 3

Use Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Black #199 to add color on a fun circle stamp.  Stamp image.  Big Brush Pens are perfect for stamping. 

 

Hello Card 4

Write sentiment on a small piece of paper using Journaling Pitt®Artist Pens Medium Nib Black #199.  Use Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Black #199 to ink the edge of the sentiment block.   Adhere with pop dots and add flowers around sentiments, pop up a few with pop dots as well. 

  

Hello Card Fin with Watermark

Finish card by scribbling around page using Texture Gems™ Silver  and use to make flower centers as well.  Lastly, add a small piece of twine tied in a bow. 

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


Let Your Art Out

 

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Hi Loves. Tiare here.  Sometime you just gotta play.  There are days when I am short on time but just gotta do something creative.  My little art journal is the perfect place for this and the color of the week  Gelatos® Mars added the right amount of sparkle and energy.  

Grab your Gelatos® Mars, Black Hole, Satellite, Galaxy and let's play.  Let's get creative together. 

Let Your Art Out

Use  Gelatos® Mars, Black Hole, Satellite and Galaxy to color background.  Spritz with water,  color with Gelatos and  spread with a wet paint brush or finger. Let it dry.  Add a small drop of Gesso, spritz with water and spread with a  brayer. 

 

Let Your Art Out 1

Use Ice Layers - Arrows to add a fun dimensional pattern.  Spread Texture Luxe™ Silver

 with a palette knife.  Gently remove Ice Layer.  Notice how clean the pattern is.  Woohoo!

 

Let Your Art Out 2

Color a paper flower(die cut) or two with Gelatos® Mars.  Spritz paper with water, add Gelatos and spread with finger.  Crumble and ink edges with  Gelatos® Black Hole

Add a  decorative brad to the  center of the  flower and adhere to page. 

 

Let Your Art Out 3

Scribble around page using Texture Gems™ Silver . 

 

 Let Your Art Out Finish

Add splatters along the edges of the page by loading paintbrush with water, swipe across the  top of Gelatos® Mars and Black Hole and tap paintbrush to add splatters.  Lastly, apply  Gelatos® Black Hole around the edges of the page. 

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


 


Sparkly Iced Pear Frame

Pear Frame Half Watermarked

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. 

 

Pear Frame 3

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


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. 

Metallic Icing 1

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. 

 

Metallic Icing 2

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


So Cute, Clothespin, Angel Ornaments

Angel Ornaments

Hi Loves. Tiare here.  I've got a serious love thang for angels.  This quick, cute idea makes my heart pitter-patter and is a great, crafty project to do alone, with friends or with the kids.  

So grab this week's color Gelatos® Silver Ice and let's make some last minute, angel ornaments.   Here's how...

Angels Ornaments 1

String a large round bead onto twine and tie a knot at the top and bottom of the bead, to hold bead into place.  Be sure to leave a loop at the top and a little twine hanging at the bottom.   Add a drop of adhesive in the opening of the clothespin.  Place the bottom of twine inside, let clothespin close onto twine.  Set aside to dry. 

 

Angels Ornaments 2

Paint clothespins using Texture Luxe™ Gold.

 

Angels Ornaments 3

Once dried,  cut a few pieces of burlap for the wings. Tie at center to create the look of wings. Adhere to back of clothespin. Use Gelatos® Iced Chai to add interest to wings.  Add a bit of shine by scribbling on wings using Texture Gems™ Gold and add a bit of sparkle by adding some Glass Bead Glitter Gel to  bottom half of clothespin. 

 

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Finish it off by coloring on some Gelatos® Silver Ice onto a piece of paper, punch out star shapes and adhere to your angel. 

 

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Here's a little close up so you can see some of the 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


Easy Holiday Card Ideas

Christmas Cards Design Team

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