Quick and Easy Gelato technique
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Hi, crafty friends! It's Jill here with a little inspiration! One of my favorite products to work on are small wooden home decor pieces purchased from my local craft store.  Today's project uses a wooden flower and the wooden word "inspire."

To color the leaves, stem, and base I simply colored with Gelatos (Pistachio, Green Tea) directly onto the wood and blended with my finger as well as a waterbrush.  For additional shading, I colored with Stampers Big Brush Pens (May Green, Permanent Olive Green) and blended it with my finger before dry.  It's so easy to mix and match the Gelatos and the Stampers Big Brush Pens--no matter what the medium, the colors work well together.

For added texture on the flower, I first stamped a Penny Black background (Roman Surround) with VersaMark ink embossed with white embossing powder. I colored on top using Gelatos (Guava, Watermelon, Raspberry, Red Cherry) and blended with my fingertip. I allowed most of the Gelato color to stay on top of the embossed areas, so the design remained subtle.

The wooden word "Inspire" as well as the dragonfly die cuts (Penny Black Flutters) were colored with Stampers Big Brush Pens in the colors of Dark Chrome Yellow and  Scarlet Red.  To finish things off, I swiped just a bit of Gesso onto the leaves and flower.

Happy stamping!


Jill Foster Always looking for fresh inspiration, Jill turns stamped images into true works of art.  As her “Inspired By” blog followers know, Jill has a beautiful style and an unparalleled love of paper crafting.  She also designs for Penny Black stamps and loves to share her passion for paper, color and stamping through video and photo tutorials.   



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Jean Marmo

How cute!


this is so adorable.

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