Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Gelatos - yes, I thought it was ice cream too!

I sometimes like to watch a couple of crafty Youtubes when I'm having my tea and happened to catch Melissa Phillips' Make it Monday for Papertrey Ink a couple of weeks ago. I was really taken with her colouring technique using Faber Castell Gelatos - a product I'd never come across of before. I ordered a set from the excellent Local Art Shop website as my 'local art shop' didn't stock them.

They arrived in double quick time and I had a go copying Melissa's technique. I stamped my first card in pastel colours and, as in the video, gingerly added the gelato colour with a piece of paper towel.  The effect was really pretty so on my next card I went a bit bolder with the colour.

There are lots of colours in the gelato range but you can 'mix' them to get the shade you need. I was able to get the right green for the leaves on my bold card by adding yellow over the lime green you can see in the box.  I love how these turned out.  Now I need to find other ways of using my new Gelatos - Youtube here I come!

Stamps used: Papertrey Ink: Honey Bee; Green Thumb; Background Basic Super Gingham


  1. Lovely cards Ann. So are they like felt pens? Good old Faber Castell!

  2. They look wonderful Ann and add another dimension to the stamped image like a halo effect! I just may have to add Gelatos to my wish list! x

  3. Yes for me gelatos are the delicious italian icecreams...... Your cards are beautiful .

  4. I have been wondering what Gelatos were. Your cards are gorgeous Ann!


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