Sunday, July 22, 2012

Gelatos Blending Technique

This is a quick technique lesson for you:


Gelatos by Faber Castell
stamps by Sweet Pea Stamps
versamark pad
black embossing powder
heat tool
white card stock
sponges or brushes
paper towels


1) Stamp your image on white stock with Versamark ink.
2) Cover with black embossing powder and heat till melted.
3) Scribble Gelato onto plastic piece and rub sponge or brush in
to cover and apply to image.
4) Scribble another Gelato color and blend into first color. These blend
very well, very easily.

**I found that rubbing my finger on the top of the Gelato itself and then on my image worked
the best for me. Color was easily removed with a wet wipe. Applying Gelato directly resulted
in lines of color where I didn't want them and was hard to blend in-this was my experience.**

You could do this with black card stock and white ep or white stock and clear ep….the
possibilities are endless! I only have gold, silver, black and white for colors so my test was limited.
I blended silver in the center of my verse with gold on the outer parts and a little black along the edges
for contrast.

My sample uses stamps by Sweet Pea Stamps, dp by 7gypsies "nottinghill", corner die by memory box
"Macarena Corner", label dies by Spellbinders "Ornate Artisan". The flowers are by Wilton with Copic color
airbrushed on the edges.
I hope you have enjoyed your lesson.  Below is a close-up of the blending itself:

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