Gelatos Anyone?

Wow… it’s been almost 2 weeks since I posted!  I apologize, life is just getting in the way right now.  It’s not as if I’m not creating, because I am.  I just haven’t had much time to spend on a card that I consider “blog-worthy”.  Anyway, I made these cards a couple months ago, just never posted them.  So, today… is the day!

Gelatos? Well, the last I knew you could get a Gelato in Little Italy.

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… a truly yummy treat, however… in the paper-crafting world, Faber Castell has taken “Gelatos” to a whole new level.  Hmm… how to describe them?  They’re like paint in a chapstick container!  They are so smooth and go on so easily.  You can use them “as is” or use them with water!  The colors are so intense and they blend so nicely!

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My first attempt was to take the colors and color directly on the stamp.  Then I took a mini-mister filled with water, sprayed my stamp and then stamped the paper!  Not bad!  Simple and so pretty!

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My 2nd attempt was to use another product that I hadn’t used before.  Gesso!  I didn’t even know HOW to use it, so I set off to do some research.  I decided in the end to just put some down haphazardly onto my card-stock that I had already misted with Dylusions Spray Ink.  I smoothed it out, somewhat and then I applied Versamark to the background stamp and stamped the Gesso, giving it a lot of texture.  Then I impatiently waited for it to dry.  I’m not good at waiting, so I ended up using my heat gun to help speed up the process.  Then I just started coloring on the color, taking my finger and blending them out.  A very cool and “new for me” technique.

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So… take a minute and comment below.  Tell me what you think.  I’d like to know if you have used Gelatos before and perhaps what different techniques you have tried.  Thanks for taking the time to visit!

Peace Out!

Cindy

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8 Comments

  • Lenny

    June 20, 2013 at 1:55 am Reply

    A Gelato…anytime…I mean the chocolate version LOL
    Never used Gelatos (the crafty version) before…see a lot of people using ’em but I wouldn’t know where to start! The result is beautiful though!
    Love your cards! Bright and colorful!!
    Maybe I’ll have to buy some… LOL

    • mercuriocs

      June 20, 2013 at 7:21 am Reply

      Thanks so much Lenny! Maybe you should buy some! 😀

  • Lenny

    June 20, 2013 at 1:55 am Reply

    A Gelato…anytime…I mean the chocolate version LOL
    Never used Gelatos (the crafty version) before…see a lot of people using ’em but I wouldn’t know where to start! The result is beautiful though!
    Love your cards! Bright and colorful!!
    Maybe I’ll have to buy some… LOL

    • mercuriocs

      June 20, 2013 at 7:21 am Reply

      Thanks so much Lenny! Maybe you should buy some! 😀

  • Debbi Tehrani

    June 23, 2013 at 10:08 pm Reply

    This looks really awesome–especially love the bottom card!

    • mercuriocs

      June 23, 2013 at 10:10 pm Reply

      Thanks so much Debbi for taking the time to check them out!

  • Debbi Tehrani

    June 23, 2013 at 10:08 pm Reply

    This looks really awesome–especially love the bottom card!

    • mercuriocs

      June 23, 2013 at 10:10 pm Reply

      Thanks so much Debbi for taking the time to check them out!

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