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Live a Colorful Life with Gelatos®


Hi everyone! Jill  here and I’ve been playing with my Gelatos® and patterned paper to create a fun collaged frame.  Beginning with a Faber-Castell Deco Mat, I adhered small torn squares of patterned paper using Gel Medium.  Next, I added a bit of Gesso along the edges and between each square.  Finally, I colored with coordinating Gelatos® around the perimeter of each square, blending with my finger as I went.  


A touch of Gesso here and there finishes the look.


Once complete I sprayed the frame with Krylon Matte Fixative spray.  The background paper was painted with a thin layer of Gesso.  And the sentiments were printed on the computer and cut out using Sizzix dies.  Finally some wooden birds were painted with Gesso and colored around the edges with a Gelato®.  


Wishing you happy (and colorful) creating!

Gelatos® (Mango, Watermelon, Red Cherry, Pistachio, Blood Orange, Snow Cone, Banana, Chocolate, Squid Ink), Gesso, Gel Medium, Deco Mat
Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye, Basic Grey, Crate Paper,
Other: Wooden Bird Embellishments, Sizzix Alphabet Die Set, Krylon Matte Fixative Spray


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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Holly Woodcock

Love it!

Larissa Heskett  =)

OMG Jill!! This is so FUN!! I LOVE the colors that you used and the FUN idea to use the gelatos with your patterned papers!! This would make my niece so HAPPY!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)


Stunning !

Connie Walsh

This looks like fun. I have been thinking about getting some.

Yvonne Weber

So colorful and bright. I just got my first gelattos last week and hope to get at them soon.

Michele Check

Stunning Jill . . . as usual. . . . Love the depth you get with the use of the gelatos along with the gesso. Nice Job!

Lucy E.

Such an awesome frame! I love all of the color!!!

Dee in NH

Very cool!!! Love all the color!

Barbara MacAskill

Wicked! This is so awesome and beautiful! Once my injury heals I am definitely going to try this! I am falling deeper in love with gelatos and gesso every time I read a new post! I can see lots of both in my future! Thanks for the inspiration!

Deb Lorence

Well done Jill! I'm really loving all the mixed media pieces that you are creating. Where can I get the Deco Mat?


I love your frame Jill. It is certainly colorful and I love how you put it all together. It would make an awesome gift!!!

Dawn T

gorgeous Jill. Love the shiny look and all the beautiful colours on the frame


I love this fun and colorful collaged frame, Jill!!

Barbara MacAskill

I love this! Great color choices! Thanks for sharing!

Patty Chalas

I love this project is so coloful!!!


this is gorgeous! Love the colors.

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