Hasn't it been a great week?
Well, it has been for me. I
am up to date with the household
chores, shopping etc so I can
devote the entire weekend to
Enough hysteria, here is
Craftyfield with more for her
"After making my Fauxdori book I couldn't
wait to use it, especially the Gelli print
which actually was a fail...
It needed more colour on top and I thought
this would be an ideal base for Gelatos.
I find them versatile and I like to use them
in different ways.
On the left of the page where I had lots
of untouched paper I applied the Gelatos on
top of the stencil
(Carabelle Studio: Weft Fabric and Numbers)
and rubbed with a slightly damp wipe.
This is the "positive" application method.
I then stamped my flowers (Honey Doo crafts Lilies)
with Archival inks (Archival Mini Ink Pad Set 4)
before stencilling (DecoArt Inspiration)
the words with black Gesso.
This is so I know the position of the main
elements before adding more colours
On the right, where I have mostly acrylic paint,
I rubbed some Gelatos and spread with my fingers.
I laid the stencil (Imagination Crafts Drop Screen)
on top and with a damp wipe removed the colour,
the acrylic under layer making it easy.
The "negative" method of applying Gelatos with stencils!
I added more colour, here and there with and
without the stencil for a cohesive look
Finally I coloured 2 of the flowers with the pink Gelato,
which was my initial idea, but in the end I left the
main one alone as it is just too beautiful to be messed with!"
This is a lovely addition to the
Thank you very much and I look
forward to more.........!
So glad I have the weekend free......
I do like making books, can you tell?
All thanks to Kathy Byrne's classes at
The Craft Barn