Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Experimenting with Gelatos

 I finally got my hands on a set of Gelatos.  These are crayon-like color pigment sticks made by Faber Castell and are now available at HM Ben Franklin Crafts.  I haven't played with this new product too much but there is a booklet enclosed in the set that shows how to achieve many different effects. Since I had some card stock that had leaves punched out, I decided to use them as stencils.  By mixing various colors of gelatos with embossing paste (Dreamweaver), I was able to fill in the stencils to achieve a leaf-like texture.  Since I still wasn't satisfied with the look, I rubbed on some Viva metallic paste paint and sprayed some gold Mister Huey.
For the gold foil 'thanks' I used a Paper Smoochies die (not shown) on DCWV foil card stock. This card stock cuts easily resulting in a sturdy die cut.  The pack contains many luscious colored foil sheets.  The pretty ribbon with the gold edge is a Heiko product available at Celebrations.  Well, time to get back to experimenting (playing) with my Gelatos.  I think I need to get more colors (two stick packs sold at BFC)....wink*wink* ;D  #timetoshopatBFCagain!


Annette Allen said...

wow those are so pretty and really love those leaves.. great use of the Gelatos..

eva said...

pretty tags and die cuts! i love playing around with gelatos too. they are very forgiving when you make a mistake.

Creations by Shirl said...

Very lovely tags Lynn. I haven't played with those Gelatos yet will try to when I have that spare time, LOL!
Thanks for stopping by too!
Enjoy your crafty moments always a pleasure to see what you are up too!

Leanne said...

Hi Lynn!
These are perfect Fall tags! I have been seeing Gelatos all over blog land, but haven't given in yet. hehehe...
Love how you added the foil paper with your sentiments. It's a really lovely touch and I bet those leaves really shine IRL. Wonderful share!! Happy Aloha Friday!! Have fun gelatoing away!!