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Technique Tuesday: More with Gelato Sprays

Headshot1 Jennifer Matott here again to bring you another technique!

Last week (here) we created mists with water and Gelatos! I showed you a few masks and recycled materials you could use to create shapes. 

This week, I have a few more fun things to use to create artsy looking backgrounds for cards, layouts, journals, or whatever you desire! 

I love circles! Therefore, I LOVE anything dotted. So, here are a few items that I found around the house to use to create circles or dots on my papers.


Take a handful of coins from your pocket, purse, under the chair cushions and lay them onto your paper.  Spray over and either use a heat gun to dry or allow to air dry. Remove and you have a random dotted pattern.

Here is a page that I created with this technique:


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This gem of a find at a local Lowe's Hardware store is my favorite way to make dots!  You can also use Sequin waste or an empty Pop Dots package. There are many types of drywall tape, but this is the dotted paper kind.  Hard to find but when you do grab up several rolls!  Here's how to use it with the sprays:

Spray techniques02Cut or rip a section and lay over the area that you want sprayed. You can also use punches or cut it into a variety of shapes. Now spray over it! When lifted, you will see the dots and outline of the shape. Be careful not to flood it with color though. Too much spraying and it will bleed into a puddle.

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Here's where I overlapped sprayed strips!  Messy and fun!  These were done with the mists I made with Gelatos.

Because I don't like to waste anything, I often turn the tape over and stamp it for a reverse effect.  You can also use the sprayed tape on your page directly because it has a self-adhesive backing!

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One of my very favorite items to use is bubblewrap!  All shapes and sizes will produce fun dots! Here you can stamp with them by spraying directly on the bubble surface.

Spray techniques08 Flip it over and stamp onto an area of your page for instant grundgy dots! This is so fun you will find yourself scavaging any bubblewrap packaging you can find!!

Spray techniques09 You can also spray onto an art mat and stamp the bubblewrap into the puddle to create interesting effects.

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Here is the final result of stamping with bubblewrap:

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Just a few more ideas to add to your spray/ mist repetoire!  Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and come back next Tuesday when I make some paints with Gelatos...


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Jill Foster

Great ideas! Love these sprays!

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