Review! - Faber Castell Gelatos put to the test

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Posted on 15th January 2014 by Sylvia Ames
Filed under Craft Product Reviews, Design Team

Hello everyone Sylvia here to test out a new colouring medium Faber Castell Gelatos. I  read about  Gelatos colouring sticks last year and was lucky enough to get a set for Christmas    Gelatos are little sticks of acid free pigment with a creamy consistency and rich colour, they blend easily, are water soluble and can be used to create watercolour effects, adding water can lighten the colour and also increases the blending ability. This  card using the blending and watercolour techniques, I used white pearlised card which gave a lovely shimmery effect to the finished background.

 

 

Here are a few pictures to show you how easy it was to create the background on the card.

 

Rub  the colour sticks directly  onto card and blend  together with your finger, adding more colour until you have the colour balance you want.

 

 

 

Choose a stencil to add layers to your background, colour with slightly moistened pigment using your finger or blending foam (I rubbed pigment onto my craft mat and spritzed with a little water).  I then added some stamped sea shells using the Gelatos directly onto a stamp and spritzing with water.

 

 

 
The images were stamped using Archival ink and coloured using  the Gelatos as watercolours.
 
 
It was great fun getting messy with the Gelatos and there are still more techniques I would like to try with them.  Here is a card I made using the Gelatos directly onto a rubber stamp and spritzing with water to get a soft watery stamped effect.
 

1 thought on “Review! - Faber Castell Gelatos put to the test”

May Jones

15th January 2014 at 9:38 am

They sound a lot like pastels.I sometimes use pastels but mostly use watercolours.

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