Hi there and Happy Tuesday! It's Lisa and I'm back for another episode of #TexturalTuedays. Today's episode may be a little refresher from two weeks ago. I really want to make sure that you (my crafty readers) understand the full properties of Gelatos® and a few of the wonderful things that they can do. Soooo, that being said? Let me present today's card:
Isn't it yummy? Those colors? Gelatos®, my dear friends. Let me show you what I did. Sound good? Great! Let's get started.
I'm using Ranger's watercolor paper (the smooth side) for ease of blending and since it takes the water really well. The Gelatos® colors I have here are Iced Chai, Iced Coffee, Gold, and Tangerine. I then also added Blood Orange for additional depth.
Scribble the Gelatos® colors onto the watercolor paper and then blend with your fingers as shown below.
Mist the blended color heavily with a mini mister, allow the colors to drip, and blend into each other, and allow to dry. *TIP - If you are dissatisfied with the way the colors have dried you can always add more color AFTER it is dried. I added more Blood Orange to mine, misted again, blended again, and dried again.
Using the Gelatos® Gold twist up about 1/4" of the product and use a palette knife to cut off the product onto the work surface. Smash the product onto the work surface using the back of the palette knife.
So, now here's when one of the awesome things about Gelatos® happens...because they are water soluble you can mix them with OTHER products to achieve a new look. And that means that products that normally are NOT tinted can now BE tinted. Such as Whipped Spackle. But, it's also important to note that since Whipped Spackle is opaque, that mixing the two products will cause it to lighten. Whipped Spackle is a texture medium from Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® that is very light, very fluffy and I've heard it described it to be the consistency of "frosting". It is exceptional with stencils, but can also be used any other place you desire texture on your cards or mixed media.
Whew!! I sounded all teachery, huh? :)
Now mix the Whipped Spackle with the smashed up Gelatos® Gold and spread over random areas of dot stencil (or stencil of your choice -- it's a free world!).
When you lift you stencil, pull it straight up. (I am always VERY random when I apply my pastes.)
I noticed that there still wasn't as much vibrancy as I would have liked so I added a spritz of Dylusions Ink Spray in Squeezed Orange and let it drip. And before it was dry, I also spritzed Ranger Perfect Pearls in Perfect Pearl which made the Dylusions Spray blur out and do magical things. So pretty!
I trimmed the piece down, flipped it vertically, die cut a leaf from one of the trimmed pieces and created the card you see at the top of the post. The little dots on the side and the sentiment are Essentials by Ellen LLC Autumn Acorns, Designed by Julie Ebersole. Then I rounded the bottom right hand corner for extra interest.
Easy-peasy! I hope you learned just a teensy bit more about Gelatos® today that will make you take them out and use them more. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you in TWO WEEKS!