Gelatos are an emollient-based water-soluble medium that glides smoothly
onto nearly any surface to create rich swaths of pure color. They may
be blended without water using your fingertip or a blending tool, or
with water using a paintbrush or damp cloth. They are often referred to
as 'smooth as butter" or like 'painting with lipstick', but there is no
oily residue and their water-soluble qualities make them very
compatible with other mediums.
Use on all types of paper, cloth, canvas,
wood and other porous surfaces as well as rubber, foam and clear
stamps. They are available in 22 opaque colors and 6 shimmering
metallics. They are light-fast, acid-free, archival,
odorless, water-soluble, permanent and work great on dark surfaces.
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To create my gorgeous background, I used a baby wipe and rubbed it against the tip of a gelato and then smoothed the wipe onto my mixed media paper in various areas. I next added a different color and repeated the process until I was happy with the results. It's so easy to blend the colors with the moist baby wipe! My color sets were the Faber-Castell Gelatos Blue Set
and Green Set
. Once the background was dry, I stamped the left side of my panel with the Antique Damask background with Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts StazOn Black
. To finish it off, I added a sentiment, pearl and lace trim, a pretty rose and a fluffy silk ribbon bow.
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