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Black Velvet Art


Jen Matott here again to share another mixed media project with you!  I love finding new materials to create my art on... I love dark surfaces for Faber- Castell Design Memory Craft's Gelatos and Metallic Gelatos to be used on.  They just come alive against the dark background!  Here I used a black velvet paper to create this journal page. This is nothing like those Elvis paintings!


I chose a mask in a bird shape that I had cut out of a printable shipping label that has adhesive on the back.  It allowed me to stick it on the velvet and color over and around it without holding it or worrying about it shifting. 
















I used Metallic Gelatos and the White Gelato to create a very vibrant and rich look.  The Metallics just vibrate on the surface and are so soft and brilliant.  Once I finished random marks I then added a circle stencil (sequin waste) and rubbed the Gelatos through it with my finger.



Here's a close up of the dots once I removed the mask sticker.  You can see the contrast between the black velvet and the metallic colors.  I think it is just amazing!   So if you are looking to create drama in your work, try using black velvet paper or a dark material with Gelatos!



4ct Metallic Gelatos

Gold & Silver Gelatos

White Gelato



Black velvet paper



Jen Matott  A designer with a funky style, Jennifer will show you how to play with art media, art journaling, and mixed media techniques. By day, Jennifer is an art teacher as well as a mom to two very active boys. She currently designs for WOW Embossing Powders USA, Get It Scrapped!, Scrapbooking From The Inside Out kits, and is on the Prima Marketing Educator Team. 



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Very cool page.

Vivian Keh

Wow - love this! It's so dramatic! Love the mix of hard and soft lines. -Vivian


I just started a page today using my Gelatos...I absolutely love them!!

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