Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Your Dreams Take Flight - Gelatos Tutorial

Hello I'm back to share a new +Papermilldirect  DT project and step by step with you.  This week I'm testing out the new Papermilldirect Hopsack textured card along with some Gelatos to create a backgound for my Kite themed card.

Gelatos are a creamy soft medium that come in packaging that's a little like lipbalm! Take off the cap, twist them and they are ready to use direct to card etc, you can also apply with fingers, sponges, brushes and being water-soluable can be used to add colour to your projects in different ways, today I'm blending them with a baby wipe as this is an easy way to blend and dilute the colours without adding lots of water making them ideal for working on cardstocks without warping or pilling.

Step By Step:

Cut a piece of Papermilldirect White Hopsack textured cardstock approx 4 1/2" square. Scribble across the top using blue Gelatos (I'm using 2 shades of blue).  Take a baby wipe and blend the colours across the cardstock using circular motions, you'll see they blend so easy and you can scribble in extra colour if you need to.
Continue working down your square of hopsack card scribbling lines of different colours across and blending each time with a baby wipe until the panel is completely coloured.  I'm graduating from the blue through pink, orange, yellows and greens but you can use less colours if you wish.
Using black memento ink, stamp a decorative diamond stamp (Oak House Studio) onto PMD white Hopsack card.  Have fun colouring in your stamped image using alcohol markers (I'm using a selection of First Edition markers)
Add highlights or extra details to the diamond using a white gel pen.  Stamp sentiment words onto white hopsack card using black Archival ink.  The words I'm using are from Oak House Studio and I have cut the phrases to give individual words of: Your, Dreams, Take, Flight to fit with my Kite theme, ypu could of course use your own wording and either stamp or print out to suit your theme.

Create a card blank by scoring and folding an A4 sheet of PMD white hammered cardstock, trim down to create a square cardbase that will be just under 6"x6". Mount gelato panel onto a slightly larger square of PMD black card using d/s tape and then again centrally onto the card front.  Use d/s tape and glue to attach a length of blue & white twine to the Diamond to turn it into a kite. Use a black pen to outline each stamped word.
I have used a white chalk ink to stamp some subtle circles onto the gelato background, just to add a little extra depth before attaching the kite using 3D foam pads.  Tie pieces of twine onto kite string and trim to create ribbons, dabs of glue will hold the twine in place on the card front.  Using a clear drying glue, arrange words to spell out the sentiment and glue in place.

Gelatos are a fun way to add colour and can be blended with your fingertips or diluted with water or added to other mediums as well as being used with a small brush to add colour to your stanped images, you can even use them to stamp with too.  I love how easily they blend on the Papermilldirect Hopsack textured card to create quick and colourful backgrounds. 

Materials List:
Alcohol Markers - First Edition
Black Memento Inkpad, Black Archival Inkpad, White Chalk Inkpad
D/S Tape, Clear Drying Glue, 3D Foam Pads
White Gel Pen, Black Fineliner Pen, Babywipes
Gelatos - Brights Set - Faber-Castell