Gelatos Drip Technique and Sea Salt

Happy Sunday to you!

Kassidy and I had an art day today.  We continued our lessons in gelato techniques.  In case you don’t know, Kassidy is my 13 year old granddaughter.  To guide us, we used a video on YouTube by Donna Downey entitled Drip Techniques with Gelatos.  I will put the link below.  I hope you like what Kassidy has done and will give her a nice comment at the end.  Thank you for stopping by.

Gelatos Drip Techniques and Sea Salt


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes at

Simon Says Stamp Summer Vacation Kid’s Challenge

Save a throw-away chipboard taken from a package and cut it to 6½ X 4½ inches.  Use a wide brush to cover the card with Liquitex Gesso.  Let this dry.

TIP:  Using Scotch-Blue Painters Tape, fasten the chipboard to a Jack Richeson & Co 9X12 inch hardboard panel on all sides except the top.  This helps keep the chipboard from warping when it gets wet.  At the top of the card, scribble on a mix of Gelatos in lavender, grape, cotton candy and blueberry.  Spray on a little water and blend it across the top of the card with your finger.  Hold the card upright over a craft mat and rag to catch the drips as they flow down the card.  While the card is still wet, sprinkle sea salt all over the gelatos.  TIP:  The coarser the salt used, the more texture you’ll get.  Fine salt will give minimum splotches.  Rock salt (used in making homemade ice cream) will give large splotches.  Lay this aside to dry.  To make the umbrella, die cut the Our Daily Bread Umbrellas die 2 times.  On one umbrella, color only the handle/shaft.  On the second umbrella, cut off the handle/shaft and color the canopy.  Glue the colored canopy to the whole umbrella with Liquidex Matte Gel.

Copic markers used on the umbrella:

handle/shaft – E34, E39

canopy – YG13, YG17, BG13, BG15

outline the canopy – 100

thin lines on the canopy – Copic liner .50


When the background card dries, use a brush to sweep away the salt.  Using white pigment ink and a finger dauber, splotch around at the top of the card to make the appearance of clouds.

Using Liquidex Matte Gel, glue the umbrella to the background.

Apply Ranger Crystal Stickles to the umbrella canopy at the second and fourth panels from the left. Put a thick puddle of Ranger Twilight Stickles across the bottom of the panel.

Using Liquidex Matte Gel, adhere Simon Says Stamp Metallic Mixed Colors Sequins in the clouds, rain and puddles.  These sequins are tiny flowers.

When this card is dry, we will attach it to Kassidy’s ring of Gelatos Technique Cards using a Crop-a-dile and Eyelet where you see the hole punched. If you’ve missed the other gelatos lessons, look around in Kassidy’s Korner and you will find them.

Come back again when you can,

Tricia Ann



Drip Techniques with Gelatos by Donna Downey

6 thoughts on “Gelatos Drip Technique and Sea Salt

  1. onecraftystamper says:

    Kassidy, this is uber cool! I love how you created your clouds, they look like they are real, and the drips and umbrella are perfect!Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Kids Vacation challenge! hugs, maura


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