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This is a piece that my granddaughter, Kassidy, did with Gelatos. She is learning how to work with Gelatos and will be making Gelato Technique Cards. Her instructor for these techniques is Jill Foster from DesignMemoryCraft on YouTube. Thank you, Jill, Faber-Castell and YouTube! I will link this below. Kassidy followed the techniques on this video, but she did not use a kit. She used her Mimi’s art supplies (that’s me :-). The cards will be bound together with a ring, so Kassidy will be able to refer to the cards at a later date. Important information about the technique will be written on the back of each card.
- 6 1/2 X 4 1/2 inch Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock
- Cricut Create – Use this to emboss the cardstock.
- large (5 X 7 inch) Darice embossing folder – The particular name of the folder is not written on it, but you can see the design here.
- Faber Castell Gelatos – 1. Apply Lemon Gelato in bottom right corner; blend with your finger tip. Blend quickly after application. 2. Apply Tangerine Gelato diagonally in the mid-section; blend quickly with your finger tip. 3. Apply Bubblegum Gelato and do the same. 4. Apply Guava Gelato at the very top and repeat blending. Take a damp baby wipe and pat down the entire surface. The gelatos will start to blend together. Get down into the nooks and crannies of the embossed cardstock. Let this dry naturally or with a heat tool. Afterwards, apply the Coconut Gelato to the surface of the cardstock just on the top of the image. Don’t go down into the nooks and crannies. Wipe lightly with the baby wipe. You will get a cloudy look that highlights the area that is raised. Last of all, rub it with your fingers to blend in the Coconut Gelato a little move.
- W plus 9 Hello die cut with the Cricut Create on Neenah Solar White cardstock
- Lorelai Leaf die by poppystamps, inc. colored with gelatos and blended with a baby wipe
- Die cuts adhered with Liquidtex Matte Gel – This is like Ranger’s Multi Medium Matte.
I hope you’ll give this a try, and even try it with a youngster. This project got started because Kassidy said to me, “Mimi, I like the Gelatos you gave me, but I don’t know what to do with them.” I was in the same boat with Kassidy, so we decided to learn together. It is so much fun working with Gelatos. Jill Foster’s video is a great tool to help you learn.
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Designing with Gelatos Kit – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VakzSGpMriQ&list=PLQWif6Y7Huoiha79UC70dmFR9YxuMiG_Q&index=1 Note: Kassidy followed the techniques on this video, but she did not use a kit.
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