Day 4: Blog Hop with Cornish Heritage Farms *2nd post
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Gelatos® and Textured Wallpaper


Hi everyone! Jill here with a fun project loaded with tons of texture.  

As soon as I saw Donna Downey’s art journaling video  I knew I had to get my hands on some textured wallpaper!  I picked up a roll at my local home improvement store and grabbed my favorite Gelatos®.




  1. Cut textured wallpaper to card size and adhere to cardstock.
  2. Prime the surface with a coat of Gesso.
  3. Color directly onto the surface with Gelatos®.  (I’ve listed my color combos in the supplies below.)
  4. Lightly mist with water, blend with fingertip, and allow to dry.
  5. Color with Coconut Gelato® onto raised areas and gently blend with fingertip.
  6. Spray with a fixative when finished.



Stamper’s Big Brush Pen (Black 199), Gelatos® (Coconut, Raspberry-Watermelon-Bubble Gum, Spearmint-Snow Cone-Lime, Banana-Tangerine-Blood Orange), Gesso
Penny Black Stamps: 30-171 Cupcakes
Other: Textured Wallpaper (Lowes Home Improvement Store) Twine, Ribbon (Ribbons Unlimited), Pearls, Krylon Matte Fixative



Jill Foster Always looking for fresh inspiration, Jill turns stamped images into true works of art.  As her “Inspired By” blog followers know, Jill has a beautiful style and an unparalleled love of paper crafting.  She also designs for Penny Black stamps and loves to share her passion for paper, color and stamping through video and photo tutorials.   



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That is lovely! I can't wait to try this.


fantastic so bright and vibrant.

Becky Green

HOW BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! :) I like it because it looks OLD!!!!!!!! :)


Wow...this is so pretty!


Wow...these are so pretty.

Katie B.

Wow, these cards are amazing! Love the texture as a result of your work! Great idea...could we paint embossed paper with gesso and get a similar look?...I wonder. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Jill Foster

Thanks, Katie! A friend of mine tried this with paper that was embossed and painted with gesso. The look was great, not quite as dramatic as the wallpaper because the textures are so deep, but still beautiful!


I have used textured wallpaper on many projects as i find the textures very tactile & relaxing.

Have just made 50 bookmarks for xmas 2013 pressies using textured wallpaper backs. Feedback has been positive so far.

Also stamped on the TW using DI but wasn't successful so then tried Gessoing & stamped again,this time it worked. Slightly sanded the Gessoed TW so i could see some of the original colour, again looks good.

Thanks for the post, glad to see this technique taking off :-)

Maureen Chandler

These are wonderful - I actually used that wallpaper on the ceiling of a previous (and very old) home. Wish I still had some of that paper!! I am going to try embossing watercolor cardstock and using gesso - it is a fun project for a Sunday afternoon! Thanks so much Jill - I love your projects!

Patty Chalas

These are wonderful I will make some to and see if mine are just as pretty as yours!!! TFS

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