Saturday, October 11, 2014

October Basic Training-Gelatos

Michele from Stuff By Belle here today and if you are like me you have some gelatos that you have played with a little, but never really knew what amazing things you could do with them...well, I saw an amazing Ustream show by Limor Weber that opened my eyes to a great technique for a background.
Today I am going to share my version with you.

You will need some paper (I used a scrap from my stash), clear gesso, a stencil, a paint brush and gelatos.

  Any combination of colors of gelatos that you like, as many as you want along with black and white will work.

Paint a layer of gesso on your paper and let dry or dry with your heat gun.

 Randomly color with the gelato colors all over the paper.

  Blend with your finger and then flick water on the paper.  Dab with a paper towel, this will create awesome water spots.

 Grab one of your favorite stencils, I used one from Prima.  Lay it on your paper.

 Use some of the black gelato randomly in the stencil, blend with your finger.

 Make sure to fill in the entire opening on the stencil.

I also used some paste in the stencil too.

This is Faber Castell glass bead glitter gel.  It dries clear and sparkley, great texture!!

I used the white around the black for some definition and then shaved some of the colors on the paper and heated them up so they melted.

I used distress ink all around the edges and had a perfect layer for a mixed media card!!

I just love how you can still the see the pattern from the paper through all the layers.

Thanks so much for joining us for Basic Training today!  And don't forget to link up to our drills for your chance to win an awesome prize.


  1. sweet! I have some & have seen a few things...COOL! :)

  2. Beautiful. Something new and fun to try.

  3. AMAZING!!!! (as usual) Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us, Michele . . . and for the inspiratoin!!! (I think I now know what I am going to try to do for an ATC exchange at my LSS - using gelatos for my background.) Again, THANKS!!!!