Hello again, and Happy Monday! Another busy week lies ahead, but hopefully you will get some time to do something creative this week. If you do, may I suggest you try out this month’s technique, inspired by this FREE class at Scrapbook.com:

Technique

I was so inspired after watching the videos in the class I couldn’t wait to open my gelatos – the ones I bought last summer – the ones that were still brand new in the packaging. Ahem. ANYWAY…

I only had four colors to work with, but that was certainly enough to get started.

First, I tried the stencil technique, I love the loo of this, and I really want to invest in some more templates, or create some of my own with my Silhouette. The one I got for Christmas. The one that’s still brand new in the packaging. Ahem.

Next, I couldn’t wait to try watercolor painting in a stamped image. I picked up this cool stamp set at a garage sale at my local scrapbook store this weekend, and I knew it would be perfect for this technique. I used my CTMH black ink to stamp it, so the lines did bleed a bit. I need to pick up some another black archival ink pad. I’ll be honest. I wasn’t entirely blown away by this one. I could just as easily have used my paints or markers or colored pencils and achieved a very similar look.

Next I tried the watercolor background technique. I do wish I’d used the red instead of the gray, but I can still use this on a card or journaling block for sure.

Next was the watercolor background. I like this as well, or maybe better, than the same technique with Distress Inks.

Next was the embossed resist technique. I really like this one, but I found that it worked best with a single color instead of several.

Finally, I tried a dry emboss technique. This has a fun, doodly look to it that I just love.

Overall, this was a really fun creative session. My projects are not perfect, but I kind of love that. The class instructor mentioned that the gelatos do eventually dry, but they feel to me like they could still smudge. I will probably spray Goosebumps texture spray onto the pieces where I applied the color directly to the paper and did not activate them with water. At any rate, I enjoyed learning about and exploring gelatos techniques so much that I will be picking this up very soon:

Gelatos

I’d love to see your creations with gelatos. Let’s talk techniques over in our Facebook group.

Make-It-Monday

And if you’re here on the Make it Monday blog tour, your next stop will be Melissa’s blog, where she’s showing you how to create a Mother’s Day gift using your die-cutting machine.

Thanks for stopping by!

One Thought on “Monday Mojo 4.20.15

  1. Hi Lisa I took this class as well and really enjoyed it. I haven’t had a chance to try all the techniques but I am definitely inspired to do so. My craft channel has some great tutorials with gelattos as well.

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