Welcome to September's Artist Team Blog Hop brought to you by Club Scrap. This month we've been challenged to incorporate watercolor techniques with our projects. I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to dust off those Faber-Castell Gelatos.
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Gelatos are acid-free pigment ink sticks that can be used with or without water. I love the bright colors and creamy texture of the Gelatos. The fact they look like lipstick tubes is kinda cute too.
1. Directly color the stamp with your gelatos. I usually start with the lightest color first and work to the darkest.
2. Mist water directly on to the stamp.
You don't need a Misti, I was making a ton of panels.
4. Repeat the process. I usually got two good clear images without misting more water onto the stamp. After two imprints, I would re-mist without recoloring. It just changes the boldness of the image. I like all the different varieties you can get.
I could have easily created other images with the gelatos but I wanted to challenge myself and use the same image in different ways. Let's start with the simple designs first. Simply mat the collage image and add a greeting.
Club Scrap papers and stamp. Gelatos. Darice embossing folder. Spellbinders die. Pretty Pink Posh sequins.
Club Scrap papers, stamp, ribbon and tag. Nuvo drops. Gelatos.
Trim panels and triple mat images. Stack images.
Club Scrap papers, stamp, ribbon, bottle cap and tag. Sizzix embossing folder. Gelatos.
Trim collage image into quadrants and mat. Stamp sentiment. Color images with Copic markers and fussy cut. Slice a opening into the basket to tuck in peaches. Stamp background multiple times and apply splatters.
Club Scrap papers, ribbon and stamps. Copic markers. Gelatos. Martha Stewart punch.
Here's my favorite of the group! Stamp words on dark background with oxide ink. Ink edges and spray with water. Let dry. Take gelato panel and distress edges. Stamp images and color with copic markers. Fussy cut images. Die cut a sign out of wood paper and stamp sentiment. Attach sentiment to a wood stake. Slice a opening in the basket and tuck in sign and fruit.
Club Scrap papers, stamps. Gelatos. Tim Holtz label die and oxide inks. Copic markers.
Thanks for hoping with us today. Hope you gained inspiration to create watercolor images. Please continue on to see what fabulous creations Wendy has for you.
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