Col­or­ing with Gelatos

CardMaker - - Front Page - By Sara Nau­mann

Want to add a dash of color to your stamped images, back­grounds and card ac­cents? Want to do it eas­ily and with lit­tle mess or fuss? Then Gelatos are the way to go. No, they're not an Ital­ian ice cream—sorry!—but they are a yummy way to add color to your cards and pa­per-craft­ing projects. What's even bet­ter is that de­spite names like Cot­ton Candy and Mar­garita Mix, th­ese Gelatos are calo­rie-free!

What are Gelatos?

Gelatos are handy lit­tle pig­ment sticks of rich, vi­brant color. The color inside th­ese com­pact tubes is a creamy con­sis­tency. They look like a lip­stick … and you can ap­ply them to pa­per the same way.

Be­cause they're so easy to ap­ply, they're ideal for mak­ing back­grounds. Sim­ply glide one across your pa­per for in­stant color. You can mix them with a wet medium like wa­ter or gesso, stamp with them, spritz, spat­ter and blend them. You can even water­color with them!

Gelatos are acid-free, odor­less (which is good for those of us who craft in a small room) and light­fast, so they can be used on scrap­book pages and fram­able art as well as cards, art jour­nals and gift tags.

They might not be as tasty as ice cream, but they're def­i­nitely just as tempt­ing once you start ex­plor­ing the cre­ative pos­si­bil­i­ties!

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.