Hello and happy November! I adore all the deep, vibrant colors of Fall so today over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom I have a tutorial for you, on how to create these beautiful Copic Fall leaves. I hope you'll join me!
For today's project, I chose to use Faber-Castell's Gelatos. Gelatos are an emollient-based water-soluble medium that glide smoothly onto nearly any surface to create rich swaths of pure color. They may be blended without water using your fingertip or a blending tool, or with water using a paintbrush or damp cloth. They are buttery smooth, like painting with lipstick! There is no oily residue and their water-soluble qualities make them very compatible with other mediums. Use on all types of paper, cloth,canvas, wood and other porous surfaces as well as rubber, foam and clear stamps. They are availabel in 22 yummy opaque colors and 6 shimmering metallics. They are light fast, acid free, archival, odorless, watersoluble, permanent and work great on dark surfaces.
1. First, spritz the rubber background stamp with water; this helps the Gelatos glide on smoothly. 2. Then color directly on the stamp with the Gelatos:
I used these Gelato colors: Roses: Bubblegum & Mango Daisies: Mango & Tangerine Leaves & Swirls: Green Tea Words: Cotton Candy
3. Spritz the stamp/Gelatos again with water. 4. Stamp onto ivory heavy weight cardstock. You could stamp directly onto the canvas, for a more artistic look, but I liked the crisper image I achieved by stamping onto cardstock. 5. Go back and fill in some areas, using a water reservoir brush and picking up color directly from the Gelato.
6. Stamp the butterfly in the same manner, using these Gelatos -- Green Metallic, Lemon & Chocolate:
7. Stamp butterfly onto ivory cardstock and cut out. Pop up on foam tape over swirl stamped with Chocolate Gelato.
8. Stamp the "Love" sentiment (made with JustRite's clear Graceful Monogram stamps) with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.
9. Color the sides of the canvas, using Chocolate Gelato -- just scribble onto the canvas and blend with a wet paint brush:
10. Adhere ivory stamped piece to the canvas . . . done!
Be sure to check out the projects each of these JustRite & Faber-Castel design team members have for you today:
I rotate a few scrapbook pages on a wrought iron stand on my foyer table throughout the year and decided I needed a new one for the upcoming season. I dug out one of my favorite photos of youngest daughter when she was about 14 months old, running around a local farmer’s market investigating all the pretty pumpkins and goards, for this 7.50” page:
You can go back and add some more color over the top of the gold mixative to tone it down and deepen the color a bit. I did that with the E25 alcohol ink.
The Shabby Chic Autumn Leaves were stamped onto different fall colors of cardstock and hand trimmed. They were popped up on foam tape and accented with the cool button stamp from this set (A 3/4” circle punch cuts it out perfectly)! For the “Celebrate Your Blessings” label tag, I used the Antique Autumn Tags One stamp set and stamped the frame with Memento Bamboo Leaves and sentiment with Rich Cocoa onto mango cardstock:
I die cut the sentiment label with the new JustRite Custom Dies-Antique Tags One, which are now available for pre-order and will begin shipping at the end of the month:
Aren’t those tag dies fabulous?!! The bottom chocolate trim/accent is from Spellbinders new Asian Accents die set that I’m in love with! I machine stitched it to the lower edge of the page.
Thanks for stopping by today … I’ll be back again tomorrow! These JustRite designers also have projects with these sets to share today:
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