Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day Is For Love.

Valentine's Day is for love and I LOVE water coloring with my Gelatos.   I had 3 days off and I was supposed to do laundry, clean the house, bathe the dogs, wash the car, etc.  But what did this little girl really do?  I spent 3 days crafting.   The first day I made 4 cards for an upcoming Graphic 45 Class I will be teaching.  OK Job #1 done.  Day 2 I made 2 Birthday cards for some special little boys in my life and I made some party table cards for them. Colored in my coloring book. Day 3 - Whatever day and whatever turned out to be Gelatos.

Have you all tried them yet?  Oh my gosh, they are so versatile and fun to craft with.   The colors are over the top gorgeous and you can do just about anything with them.  Spray, create backgrounds, watercolor, stamp, stencil, color pastes and texture creams, splatter.  You can spread them with a baby wipe, your fingers, paint brush, sponge whatever you can imagine.  Do yourself a favor and give them a play time.  Your won't be disappointed.  (If you need ideas or instructions, just search gelatos on You Tube.  There are lot's of tutorial videos).

To do this project,   I "colored" Blood Orange and Iced Coffee Gelatos on a small flower stamp .  I then misted it with water and stamped it randomly all over the watercolor paper. After it dried I colored "Butter" and "Blood Orange" gelatos all over the paper and blended them with my finger which I kept moist with water.  After that dried, I took a gold pen and dotted the paper for a bit of glitz.  I colored a bit of Iced Coffee gelato on my craft mat and stirred in a bit of Gesso.  I dipped my Splatter Brush into this mixture and "Splattered" the background paper.

Next I used the same stamping technique and stamped 3 large flowers with Blood Orange Gelato and 2 leaves with Iced Coffee Gelato. After these dried I fussy cut them out and used foam tape to mount them on the card.  The stem was painted with a aqua brush free handed. I then matted it with a paper from Prima's Seashore collection and mounted it on a white card stock base.

I am afraid this was my last free play day for the week.  I have things scheduled for everyday this week.  I'll just have to savor these memories until next week, when just maybe I can sneak another free play session in.  If you have some free time this week, go grab something, anything and as Wendy Vecchi says, GO MAKE ART!

Happy Crafting,


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  1. Wow, Linda, this is gorgeous, and it sounds like you had a fun three days crafting. Loving the colors too. I haven't tried Gelatos, sounds interesting....


  2. Lovely card. Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!

  3. Hi Linda visiting you after a really long apologies! Your flowers look so delicate and beautiful
    Dr Sonia

  4. Wow Linda, love your flowers, very nice colours too. Fabulous project Thank you for sharing with the DT from We Love to Create Hugs Terry xxx

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