I hope you are loving all the pink on the Design Memory Craft blog this month! This is Rachel Kleinman to continue with the happy color, specifically the Gelatos® Color of the Week: Passion Fruit. Maybe you can tell I used quite a lot of pink Gelatos® on this journal page... couldn't help myself :)
I started with a gesso'd page and drew in squares with Gelatos® Strawberry, Watermelon, Guava, Passion Fruit, and Blood Orange. I used a paintbrush with water to break down the pigments and paint in the squares. I love the smooth matte look of blended Gelatos®, it made for a gorgeous mosaic spread!
Next, I added some small simple doodles throughout the page. I drew thin lines with a Black Paper Crafter Crayon™, thick lines with a Pink Madder Stamper's Big Brush Pen, circles with the Metallic Gold Pitt Pen and then just smeared some Pearl Texture Luxe™ with my finger.
My favorite way to use the Glaze medium is to mix it with Gelatos® and apply it through a stencil. Here I mixed Glaze with chopped up Passion Fruit Gelatos® and the Mixed Media 102 Stencil. Now time to let everything dry completely!
Gelatos® are so versatile... don't forget they work as a great water color, too! You can vary the strength of the color by adding more water to lighten it and less water to keep it more opaque. Here I scribbled some Black Licorice Gelatos® on my craft mat and mixed up the pigment with a wet paintbrush. Then I used the brush to flick splatters of black throughout my journal page.
Finally, the last step! The White Stamper's Big Brush Pen was traced through this little flower stencil from the Scandinavian Stencil Collection. Lastly I added some writing with a Black Pitt Pen. I've been listening to The Beauty and the Beast soundtrack, so of course I had to add some lyrics to this!
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the last couple days of your February and get creative!
Gelatos®: Passion Fruit, Strawberry, Watermelon, Guava, Blood Orange, Black Licorice
Mixed Media 102 Stencil Collection
Mixed Media Scandinavian Stencil Collection
Pitt Pen: Black, Gold
Stamper's Big Brush Pen: White, Pink Madder
Paper Crafter Crayons™ Neutral Pack
Texture Luxe Paste Pearl