Thursday, February 12, 2015

Gelato background and TMS

Good Morning, again!

I wanted to try making another background with my Gelato's and no embossing this time.  I also thought that there may be people like me, who either haven't yet tried Gelato's or are just starting to play around with them, so I'm posting today on how I made my background.  I'm also playing along with Tuesday Morning Sketches again today.  Did I mention that I loved this sketch?!  lol

The sketch, again...
I started out with a 4.75 X 6.75 piece of watercolor paper.  (Plain cardstart doesn't work as well, unless you use Gesso on it first.)  I used 4 different colors and scattered them all over the paper.
I took a baby wipes and blended in everything.  I used short fast strokes, instead of just wiping over the whole thing.  I personally like the results that way, but that's just my opinion.
Last week I made several corner's and butterflies.  I colored them with Gelato's and used Ultra Thick Embossing Powder, 3 or 4 coats.  Since I'm not a fan of working with dry glitter, I added Stickles once they cooled down.
I forgot to take a picture of the Spellbinders lables twenty die cut, that I heat embossed and colored with the Gelato's last week.  (I made up a lot of different things last week, just learning new ways to use the Gelato's.)  I used one of the butterflies from above and pop dots to attach it.
I used liquid pearls to make the butterfly trail.  I also used cotton candy Gelato's to go over my embossing piece and added liquid pearls to that also.  I used the corner piece from the photo above.
All put together, finally ....


  1. So pretty Jen, I love these pretty colours and your butterfly is wonderful. Thank you for joining us for Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  2. Wow! Another gorgeous card!
    Thanks for playing with us this week at TMS again! :)

  3. Gorgeous card! Love the background you created with the gelatos! The butterfly and corner piece are stunning! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches! Come back and play again soon!