Thursday, 13 February 2014

Gelly Gelatos

Valentine's Day is not my thing... Don't get me wrong, I'm a hopeless romantic but all this commercial circus around this particular day makes me uneasy. We didn't even celebrate Valentine's day in my country until very recently.
But this year, I was challenged by Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft to create a project related to Valentine's Day - and - most importantly - I had a Gelatos technique to test...

So, this is what I created:

First, I glued down some heart cuts (remember, I got a Silhouette Portrait - I'm keeping it busy) and then I stencilled more hearts using moulding paste.

I gessoed the whole thing.

Then I added Gelatos...

... and blended them with my fingers.

Then I took Gel medium and dabbed it on the Gelatos with a piece of foam.

Just tapping the gel on...
 (detail - sponged area vs. non-sponged)

To make the shapes stand out more, I added some shading with Dark Sepia PITT Artist pen.

Then, I used acrylic inks for drippage (sorry, I forgot to take pictures of this phase). Finally, I added the quote and embellished the finished piece with tiny hearts.

I used the same technique for these two cards:

... and this doorhanger (though, I might have overdone the drippage part).

So now, I think, I can safely pronounce this technique tested. ;-)


  1. Fabulous projects! LOVE them all :) Love the shadowing effect with the PITT pen really makes the shape stand out so nicely! TFS :)

  2. Love your projects, all of them are fabulous! waving hi from the snowy hills of North Carolina ♥