Good morning everyone. I am so excited about today's blog hop with Faber-Castell. If you're not familiar with Faber-Castell be prepared to be ENABLED!! They offer several different types of artistic mediums, some of which I used on my card today - Geletos.
**Before I get to my card I have some important information to share - both days of the Mixed Media blog hop JustRite Papercraft will be giving away some prizes!! Who doesn't like prizes - all you need to do if go to the JustRite blog and leave a comment for your chance to win some amazing prizes. Also if you visit the Faber-Castell blog there are chances to win some different prizes there too**
This card brought me so far out of my comfort zone. I am not an "artsy" mixed media type of crafter but these products from Faber-Castell really were very easy to use. You are only limited by your imagination. The Geletos blend beautifully on your cardstock.
To create my card I stamped Fleuriste Newsprint Background stamp using Versamark, added white embossing powder and heat embossed it. The Geletos will only adhere to non-embossed areas. Now this is where the fun part starts! I took the Geletos and started randomly adding color little by little blending the colors together with my fingertips as I went. If more blending was needed I just squirted some water over the Geletos making it more fluid. If I thought an area needed more color I just added more over the top of what was already there and blended it in again. So, so easy to use!!
My card sentiment was stamped using Grand Sentiments. I found the metal frame and corner pieces in my stash so I decided to use them on my card. I thought the gold color was a bit too bold so I distressed them by brushing some black ink onto them. The butterflies were also colored using Geletos.
We will have some of the Faber-Castell designers hopping with us today too. Be sure to check out all of the designers who also have some really great projects today using products from Faber-Castell. You are going to be blown away!!!
Here's some great information about Geletos:
Bold Color - for solid opaque color in a dry medium, nothing gives faster smoother coverage than Gelatos. Use if for coloring large surfaces or on chipboard shapes. Raw chipboard absorbs Gelatos for a beautiful, rich finished effects.
If you want to stamp your image and then color it - use Staz-on ink - as this ink is waterproof and will allow you to watercolor the image without it bleeding.
Special Surfaces - Gelatos work on all typoes of paper, cardboard, chipboard, sandpaper, cloth, canvas, burlap, flocking,cork,wood and some plastics. Some surfaces can tolerate ware better than others, so choose the right surface for wet or dry usage.
Dark Surfaces- Gelatos are gorgeous on dark surfaces. Use them "dry" for maximum opaqueness and the color will stand off the dark background impressively. Try them on black paper, velvet or flocked surfaces and super fine black sandpaper.
Textiles- Gelatos work great on silk, canvas, cotton and woolens! You can create lovely painterly effects on these versatile materials.
Wood- Try Gelatos on wood objects. You can use small mounts of water for blending. Too much water will make the wood swell and/or warp. Seal porous surfaces with glaze or other fixatives.
Embellishments-Use Gelatos to enchance chipboard sapes, synthetic flowers, cloth-covered buttons or brads, lace,doiklies, almost anything you want to add to your artwork can be colored or altered with Gelatos.
NOTE- Gelatos are not "colorfast" on cloth items -machine washing is not recommended