Friday, July 5, 2013

Gelato Tutorial by Laura


Hi there everyone!  Practical Scrapper Laura here, with a fun, easy tutorial using gelatos
and other mixed media goodies!

If you are intimidated by mixed media, gelatos, paints....don't be!  You are missing out on
a world world of awesome crafting possibilities!  I'll be taking you through step by step,
how I created this tag:






First up....the gelatos....you take the blank tag (I used Prima tags, but a manilla tag of any kind is good)
and scribble color in coordinating colors....yep, just like crayons:






Then you just buff it in....I use my finger.....but you can also use a dry sponge.  It will look like this:





You continue like that until the entire tag is finished:






Next, I like to soften and blend a little more, so I take a damp paper towel and dab it on the
gelato background....because they react with water, some comes off and it leaves a soft
feathery pattern on the background like this:





Next up....use a paint dauber (or a sponge with some paint) to dab on a pattern with a fun
stencil, I used this crackle stencil from Prima:





Next step....add some stamped images....more Prima here, and a Tim Holtz sentiment....
I like to use Distress Ink for a softer look (the swirls) and Memento Ink for the darker:





To finish it....final touches are up to you....I used some fussy cut stamped and inked flowers,
a little bling, ribbon and lace, and a Prima Doll stamp that I paper pieced together.  Here's
a close up of some of details:





So, are you inspired to have some mixed media fun?  C'mon and dive in....ink, paint,
gelatos, stencils, stamps....so many options, and remember....the possibilities begin
with the courage to imagine!! ;)

PS....feel free to stop by my blog for specific details on products used!

8 comments:

Dawn Carlyle said...

Prima Julie Nutting dolls are my FAVORITE (along with gelatos) - fabulous.... thanks for sharing the tutorial!

ARTfulWings said...

Fabulous tutorial and such a gorgeous tag - ok NEED Gelatos now lol. Polly x

Heather said...

Fantastic background, Laura! You know I LOVE my gelatos! And I love how you dressed and embellished your Prima doll!

Holly B said...

Laura, Riley is so pretty. Love what you did with her.

Bev said...

fabulous and so pretty.. great tutorial

G-ma said...

fantastic-awesome-love the colors and the creation. Now a question..what is gelatos and where do you purchase. I would like to try this with my creations. cmsmith46580 at gmail dot com

Rhonda Emery said...

tfs your tag is beautiful. hugs

LisaM said...

Awesome tag and tutorial!