Review! - Faber Castell Gelatos put to the test1
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.