Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fun backgrounds with Gelatos

Have you ever bought craft supplies/tools because everyone seems to be raving about them and then never use them at all (or maybe just once) once you get them....well I do it all the time, I bought a couple of sets of Gelatos last year dreaming of tons of mixed media projects I'll be doing with them (I haven't done a single one yet!)
So until I start working on a mixed media project I might as well use my Gelatos for some card making....this is what I made today...
I began by scribbling with Gelatos on a diecut piece of textured black cardstock. The colors I used were: Margarita Mix, Banana, Watermelon, Metallic Melon. Sprinkled a little water with a brush, smudged the colors with my fingers and let it dry. Added another layer of the colors and smudged it.
Finally rubbed in some Coconut Gelato using a homemade stencil with circles of different sizes.
I loved how Gelatos are opaque so they can be used to add color on dark backgrounds.
The dies are from WPlus9 and Avery Elle (Finished Frames Die).
I mounted the finished black panel on white card base like this
but it looked too dull so I colored the visible white edges with a neon pink Tombow marker....
Which one looks better in your opinion?
Here, here and here are links to some cards on which I've used Gelatos.
Check out these links for additional inspiration on using Gelatos on your cards and scrapbook layouts:
Gelatos with Embossing Folders by Kendra
Bokeh Background by Lydia Fiedler
Water Color Techniques with Gelatos by Michelle Houghton

I played along these challenges:


  1. Oh, this is so cool! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  2. Fantastic use of Gelatos! I love both versions of your card, but I might prefer the white border. Tough to say though, since the pink looks awesome too! Thank you so much for joining us on the Runway! :)

  3. I know exactly what you mean about buying supplies and then never using them ;-) But you've used the gelatos so brilliantly - that background is awesome! Thanks for playing along with the Runway Inspired Challenge ;-)

  4. I loved the one with pink border makes the black panel stand out ! The bg you have created is AWESOME !


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