How to Paint with Gelatos

Art Journal page: Earth Laughs

Lately I’ve become hooked on Fiber-Castell Gelatos. They look like little lipsticks and you rub on the color like it’s a crayon and then add water, with your fingers or a brush:

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After building up the colors with a variety of blues, white, and a purple, I added more color with distress inks and stencils before stamping all my vines in jet black archival:


I cut and stamped flowers, then made a paste with a bit of gelato + water by cutting a tiny bit off the stick and saturating it in water.  You can use that as paint and go as light or dark as you like, depending on how much pigment you use:
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I used it to color my flowers, adding variety in the intensity of each. I attached some flat to the page and some raised up on glue dots for dimesion, adding some interest to the centers of most.  The letters are Tim’s Sizzix alpha Carnivale die.

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