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Blending Gelatos for Summer!

Today we are celebrating the Summer Solstice. We will use Gelatos to blend fun colors to create a festive artwork for Summer. Gelatos® are compact acid-free color sticks that glide on creamy smooth for vibrant color and coverage. All Gelatos blend easily with or without water.

Gelatos colors used were:

 

Using watercolor paper, start by lightly “coloring” on your paper with the Faber-Castell Gelatos. Don’t press too hard! A little goes a long way.

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Using a dry Faber-Castell blending sponge, start rubbing in small, circular motions until the color is smooth across your paper.

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Take the Pitt Artist big black brush pen and letter your quote! (Thick on the down strokes, and thin on the upstrokes.)

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This marker has really nice, dark ink, and the ink won’t fade, which is exactly what we want!

Take the metallic silver 1.5 marker and draw a thin line through the middle of each down stroke on your quote.

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Admire your work!

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 Happy Summer Solstice!

Chelsea

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Chelsea has a not-so-slight obsession with all things lettering. Watching lettering videos is what got her started, and now you can usually find her posting videos using every art supply she can get her hands on! From brush pens to watercolors, and everything in between.


 

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