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Painting Flowers with Gelatos

Gesso, Gelato & Stamping on Printed Paper - Cards


Hello Friends! alexandra here today. I'd like to share a different kind of cards with you today. I have used an old dictionary page, some gesso, some Gelatos, a background stamp, a postal stamp, a sentiment and some gold acrylic paint to make a one of a kindGraduation Card...


Select a couple of pages from an old dictionary and apply a light layer of Faber-Castell Gesso.
Choose a Gelato and draw a small circle on the printed paper. With a slightly damp finger, dab onto the colored dot to expand the color.
This Chevron Stripe Background stamp from Just Rite Stampers (CL-03610) is wonderful to cover a big surface but today, I'm only using a small portion of it. The masking tape will prevent the black ink from going outside the desired area.
Next step: Go to your stash of cool postal stamps and pick one that "speaks" to you. I selected this eagle because I loved its color and strong graphic design. It was only after finding that sentiment that I knew I had a cool combo for a Graduation Card! As a final touch, I used an old toothbrush and some gold acrylic to add some light paint splatters to the card.
Here is another card I made following pretty much the same steps...

Thank You! Merci ;-)


Alexandra Sirugue- Macleod  Born in Paris and living in Chicago, alexandra sirugue-macleod is a published Franco-American designer. She has a deep love for Arts and always enjoys trying new mixed media techniques to showcase her photography.

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Jean Marmo

What a gorgeous card!! Thanks for teaching me new ways to use my Gelatos!!

Katie Smith

This is so cool. :)

Sharon Gullikson

LOVE the looks and the message on the first one...


With simplicity and style..... ! Alexandra is an artist.... and it's always a pleasure to see his work !

maria f.

Groovy grad card, Alexandra.


J'attends mes premiers gelatos...alors merci ! Tu me donnes des idées ;) je testerai tres bientôt !

Elena Olinevich

stunning cards and techniques

Julie Tucker-Wolek

These are gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the stamps!!!

Miriam Prantner

Wonderful technique! Must try this!

Greta H

Great tutorial & wonderful work, as always, Alexandra! Love your style!


toujours beaucoup d'idées,alexandra très intéressant!Y.S


Elles sont vraiment belles ! Un grand bravo à Alexandra !


Superbes!!!! Ces deux cartes sont des pures merveilleuses!! Bravo Alexandra pour ton immense talent :)


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