Monday, April 22, 2013


I really LOVE using "Gelatos" .  They are a wonderful, creamy, water soluble pigment stick that blends beautifully with or without water. There are so many other uses too.  You can apply some to a palate and add water and put it in a mister, or use it as water color paint.  I love scribbling with them and blending them with and without water,  They have a big selection of packs of Gelatos at the Altered Pages Store.  The packs come with 4 Gelatos, a paint brush and a stamp, Or the Gelatos with a brush and  dabber.  They are really well priced too!  Cheaper than the other shopping sites!

I started by using Mixed Media paper and adding some book paper, patterned paper and burlap to it.  I then used the Gelatos and just scribbled them all around the paper.

 I blended the Gelatos with a sponge and with water.  I then used stamps and wrote my new favorite phrase.  A little spray on Gelato mix was added to the top.

Here, I stamped some flowers on patterned paper and painted them with water color I made with my Gelatos. 

Next, I used punchinella as a stencil and rubbed white Gelato on a sponge.

And this is my finished piece.  I LOVE the colors I was able to get with the Gelatos!!  And, I also like to cut the piece apart into 3x5 inch pieces and use them as card backgrounds.  It is a very fun thing to do, no matter what you do with them or how you use them.  Just have fun!!  I did!

*I was not paid to endorse this product.  I just really love it*


  1. You make it look easy-thanks for sharing all these techniques! I have been collecting more and more gelatos also- love your piece!

  2. Beautiful, going to that site and check it out right now. How great it would be to make and cut into 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 for ATC swaps.
    I invite you to share our wedding anniversary blog with us today.

  3. Love the look, you make it look like so much fun too! Thanks for sharing the before and after, it really shows how easy it can be! ~Diane

  4. Daniella your mixed media is beautiful. I love the blues in the gelato colors. Your use of so many elements really adds depth and interest. Love your "Live With Imagination". Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

  5. its beautiful, I like how you showed us the process too! This sounds like a fun product!