When a new product hits the market, it's always fun to explore all the possibilities for creating with it. I've been enjoying the creative medium of the new Faber-Castell Gelatos. They are kind of a cross between a crayon and lip gloss. I know that sounds different but it's a wonderful creamy medium that is water-soluble and has a beautiful pearl tone base to it.Gelatos work great on light surfaces but they really shine on dark. This got me thinking. What could I do with black Inchies and Gelatos?
I hope you like this spin on a few techniques all put together into one.
Father's Day is coming up as June is just around the corner. Inchies, embossing and dark texture make a great Father's Day card for Dad.
To do this technique, you'll need an embossing folder, some inchies, paper or chipboard and Faber-Castell Gelatos. Open up your embossing folder and color the inside top of the folder with the Gelatos. I just used random colors and scribbled it on. Apply well but don't press hard so that you get as little color as possible in the cracks. This will help the embossed design stand out.
Place your inchies or other paper into the embossing folder and run through your die cut machine. I love how this not only colors your inchies but embossed them as well. Great texture! Rinse off your remaining Gelato residue when finished and your embossing folder is just like new.
As you can see, you get a great metallic shine to your surface.
To complete the card, I've altered two embellishments to better fit my card style. Buttons can be sanded to reveal the inner white core to add a vintage look to the project.
I've also altered the Prima letters from a light cream color to a rich copper with the Krylon Copper Leafing pen.
Wishing you a safe and wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!
Supplies: black cardstock, Black Inchie Squares by Inchie Arts, twine, Green Leaf Trinket Pin by Maya Road, Black Button by Basic Grey, Sanding Block by Tim Holtz, Ivory Alphabet by Prima Marketing, Copper Leafing Pen by Krylon, Gelatos by Faber-Castell, Collage & Notebook Texture Fades Embossing Folder by Sizzix, Campfire 8x8 paper pad by October Afternoon