Welcome! Today I'm participating in a JustRite Papercraft and Faber-Castell Mixed Media blog hop. We traded materials and really enjoyed some out-of-the-box play! I parked my markers for this one, in lieu of some Faber-Castell Metallic Gelatos colors and quite a bit of water-spritzing. ;-)
In consistency, Gelatos remind me of a really creamy lipstick, but they are water-soluble so that you can apply them to the rubber and then spritz and stamp with them. You can use them in other ways as well--like scribbling them directly to a surface, or even using them like you would watercolor crayons. They are usable on multiple surfaces as well as in multiple ways--pretty fun and versatile!
I tried stamping with just the water-misted Gelatos the first time, and because I was using a darker cardstock (Kraft), the image was a little less legible than I would have liked. (Chalk it up to my control issues. . .) So I re-stamped in a brown pigment ink and then applied the Gelatos OVER that layer. I wanted a little more of the Gelatos color than applying it from the stamp gave me, however, so I used my dampened finger to apply more of the creamy Gelatos directly to the cardstock.
For the butterfly, I applied the Gelatos directly to the rubber of the stamp, misted it with water, and stamped on a shimmery cream cardstock. They showed up well on the lighter colored cardstock, by the way. The rest of my supply list is at the bottom of the post, along with some product links. Again, I hope you have time to check out the links below and then also enter to win the prize packages at the JustRite blog and the Faber-Castell blog. Thanks for visiting today!
LINK LIST for the Blog HopJustRite Inspiration
Debbie Olson (here)
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
Faber Castell Products: Metallic Gelatos Colors
Ink: Brilliance Coffee Bean, PTI Vintage Cream, Colorbox Rouge Chalk, PTI Chai Distress Ink
Cardstock: PTI Kraft and Aqua Mist; Shimmery cream cardstock (Arjo Wiggons Curious Iridescents)
Accessories: White Prismacolor Pencil, white seed beads