I enjoy the versatility of Design Memory Craft Gelatos®. Their vibrant color glides smoothly onto many surfaces like paper, canvas, and wood. Today I'm going to use them on a paper mache heart that I picked up at my local craft store.
I started by giving my heart a coating of Gesso to lightly texture the surface and get it ready to accept the Gelatos®.
After letting the Gesso dry a bit, I used my Gelatos® Brights to basically scribble on color.
Next, I used the brush that came included in the Gelatos® set to brush over the color with water, creating a paint like effect.
I wanted the color to be even more vivid, so once the wet layer dried, I went over it again with more of the Gelatos®, but this time I left it dry and blended it with my fingers.
To add more texture to my heart, I used Ice Layers - Bubbles and a darker Gelatos®.
To balance out the feather, I used the "Wander" stencil from Mixed Media Paper Stencils 304.
At this point, I went back in with my Ice Layers and the Black Cherry Gelatos to create a bit more dimension.
I sealed the heart with a coat of gel medium.
Once that was dry, I used my Stampers Big White Pen to do a bit of mark making.
I added a bit more visual interest with a texture stamp from my stash before calling it complete.
Thank you for joining me as I shared my Art from the Heart.