Mini Mixed Media Journal with Marjolaine Walker
Stenciled Negative Background

Magic - Alphabet background with Gelatos® Brights kit by Valerie Ouellet


For my second project, I used Gelatos® 15 colors Brights kit. I particularly like those kit because I love neon color. You get some incredible effects when you mix neon with sepia or black and white photos.

First, I used my left over alphabet chipboards to build a background. I began by glueing my chipboards randomly. Then I applied Gesso. With a bit more heat, I made some texture while the gesso expanded.

Then, I coloured my alphabets with my Gelatos® (Passion Fruit, Red Cherry, Bubblegum) while playing with different colours to create a shading. To finish, I added water to complete my background.


Finally, I added my photo and my embellishments. A few drops of black ink added some punch and brought back the title and the foliage.


You see the clear drops? They are made with a product I love : Texture Gems™ Ice. It dries fast and gives a nice sweet effect.


I added 2Crafty Chipboard pieces that I colored with Metallic PITT® Artist Pen GOLD. You may notice that I applied a layer of white gesso to my chipboards.


Materials used:

Gelatos® 15 colors Brights kit : Passion Fruit, Red Cherry, Bubblegum


Texture Gems™ Ice

Metallic PITT® Artist Pen GOLD


Badge Cuts2luv

2Crafty Chipboard

Kesi'Art dies

Pretty Little Studio Stickers

Thank you , and see you soon for the next colorful creation.




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Ann Custer

Beautiful layout, love the touch of gold and black you added.


Great layout! I too love the bright colours with the black, and what a great idea to use leftover alphas for background layers!

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