Good afternoon everyone, I read about Gelatos colouring sticks last year and was lucky enough to get a set for Christmas. Gelatos are little sticks of acid free pigment with a creamy consistency and rich colour, they blend easily, are water soluble and can be used to create watercolour effects, adding water can lighten the colour and also increases the blending ability. I have been testing out my Faber Castell Gelatos and did a review of these for the Papermill, pop over to their blog and check out what the other DT members have been writing about.
Here is a card using the blending and watercolour techniques.
There are a few pictures below to show you how easy it was to create the background on this card.
Rub the colour sticks directly onto card and blend together with your finger, adding more colour until you have the colour balance you want.
Choose stencils/masks to add layers to your background, colour with slightly moistened pigment using your finger or blending foam (I rubbed pigment onto my craft mat and spritzed with a little water). I then added some stamped sea shells using the Gelatos directly onto a stamp and spritzing with water.
The images were stamped using Archival ink and coloured using the Gelatos as watercolours.