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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Faber Castell Gelatos put to the test


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.

It was great fun getting messy with the Gelatos and there are still more techniques I would like to try with them. Here is a card using the Gelatos applied directly onto a rubber stamp and spritzed with water to get a soft watery stamped effect.

11 comments:

sandra carey said...

Gorgeous Cards Hugs Sandra xx

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fabulous project hun love it - hugs xxx

Nicky Wilcox said...

Fantastic card xxx

Yvonne Randall said...

Love the green effect colours and the layout.

Kate M said...

Two really beautiful cards - great technique.
xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Sylv.

gr karin

Cumbrianlass said...

Fabulous card Sylvia. and a super technique..
Janet xxx

ionabunny said...

A great explanation of what these are and very nice demo of what they do. Those flowers you spritzed and stamped are very funky

Janny said...

Thanks for the explanation I have also faber castel aquarels. Groetjes Janny

Craftyfield said...

They are a lovely medium aren't they those Gelatos... I need some!!!

Scrapmate said...

I am so tempted by these and seeing your fab background has tempted me even more.