This week the Gelatos® Color of the Week is Metallic Blueberry and that beautiful shimmery blue color reminds me of winter so I went through my Gelatos stash and found some great colors that go with it to use for an art journaling page. Besides Metallic Blueberry, I choose Elderberry and Metallic Grape.
First off, here's how the page turned out:
Supplies: Gelatos - Metallic Blueberry, Elderberry, Metallic Grape; Glass Bead Glitter Gel, Gel Medium, Gesso, PITT Artist Pens - Raw Umber #180, Black #199, Tag, White Cardstock, Patterned Papers, Wreath Diecut (download it for FREE right here), Sewing Machine Stitching, Brush, Pallet Knife, Bird Stamp, Ribbon
Here's what I did to create it.
Next, I used my ScanNCut to cut out a wreath (which you can download for free HERE) out of wood veneer paper, white washed it with some diluted Gesso, and then added a bit of Glass Bead Glitter Gel all over it.
Next, I took one of my favorite bird stamps and rubbed the Metallic Blueberry Gelatos over it. Then (and this is where the magic happens) I huffed on it a few times. -You know, the way you do to fog up your glasses or a window. Then I stamped it onto a piece of white cardstock. I love using the MISTI to stamp with since if the image wasn't dark enough I'd repeat the same process on top of it and it lines up perfectly!
Next, I took an XS tip Black #199 PITT Artist Pen and made sketch marks around the birds.
And lastly, I printed out a nice wintery saying onto a tag and added the left over Glass Bead Glitter Gel + Elderberry mixture around the edges. After everything was dry I assembled it all together, adding some stitching on the bottom of the tag.
Wishing you many creative days this New Year!
Disclosure: Erin is a paid consultant and has received products from Faber-Castell and Brother ScanNCut to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely her own and based on her use of the products.
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