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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

A quick and easy technique with Gelatos.....

Good moring all? How is your week so far?

I havent had a whole lot of craft time recently but I did manage to make this quick tag the other night using gelatos. there's a big trend for these little sticks of creamy water colourness at the moment. Easy to blend with/without water and very versatile.

For this tag I used the 50's Diner Glato set and the technique for this tag blends them directly onto cardstock and then you simply place a mask over and then wipe across with a babywipe to remove colour :-) 

Easy peasy and it also works with distress inks too! On this cardstock I didnt use a layer of gesso beneath the gelatos but certain stock will achieve better results if gessoed 1st. 

I layered a second stencil over the top using Distress inks and then stamped in archival using Lost Coast Design and StampersAnon.

The masks I used came from Green Pepper Press.

I hope this technique is useful - I look fwd to seeing your makes with this!

Crafty cheers for now - going to see if I can catch an hours sleep!

Thanks for stopping by.....





  1. A beautiful tag Rae, new to Gelatis myself, I tried this technique too it's fabulous, but didn't realise about the gesso first on some card stock? Thank you for the tip! Xx Zoe xx

  2. I had never heard of this technique or the Gelatos until you posted this tag at the weekend .... I will have to have a go .... another for the wishlist me thinks xx

  3. Fantastic tag, Rae, I love all the colours and images you have here, great texture

  4. Beautiful tag - great technique.

  5. Oooo something fab to add to my "to try" list.I'm guessing you have to dry off each layer as you go? xx

  6. This is gorgeous Rae, thank you for sharing. Something else to go on my wish list :)

    Linda xxx

  7. Fabulous tag. Love the baby wipe technique. Love using the galetos they are a great medium to play with.

    Sylv xx

  8. Really stunning Rae...Gelatos are on my wish list...and your tag has made me want them even more ! x

  9. They are super easy to use and are fun! I may end up investing in a few more lol x