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Artisan Elements, Gelatos & Brad PITT?

Welcome to Day #2 of the Pink Paislee + Faber Castell
 There is a huge prize pack to be given away, so stop by the Pink Paislee Blog
and leave a comment each day this week!
And no, Mr. Pitt isn't here today, but I do have another amazing PITT to show ya!

 I will admit that I’ve been a bit intimidated by the thought of using Gelatos in the past.  
When I received my package of Faber-Castell goodies I immediately set out to find some videos
 on the different ways to use the really cool emollient-based, water-soluble medium.
 I was delighted to find that they can be used with or without water and blended with a paint brush
 or the tip of your finger…it doesn’t get much easier than that!
 So let’s get started with the first card, “All Mine”

 For this card I thought I would see how well the Gelatos would work with the coffee filter sheets
by Christy Tomlinson (I was thinking rolled flowers). Inspired by the Bubble Gum Gelato,
 I selected a palette from Secret Crush to work with too.   Beginning at one of the points,
 I began rolling a single coffee filter sheet so that it would look like this:

 Once you have it rolled, secure the end point with a thin glue dot. 
 Next, begin rolling the paper into a circle and then attach to a round punched
piece of paper that is just a bit smaller than the flower.

 Next, I ran the Bubble Gum Gelato stick over the different layers.
 I chose to blend the color with a water-color pen, but a paintbrush dipped in water
would also achieve the same look.  For the ‘leaves’ I colored two of the 
Artisan Chipboard Hearts with Metallic Mint and then blended/wiped off the excess
with a soft cloth…I love it!  Gelatos and Artisan were made for each other :)

For the flower ‘centers’ I brought out a package of plain rhinestones by ZVA Creative and
colored them with the White PITT Artist Pen.  This pen is also perfect for creating
 that ‘chalkboard’ look on vinyl, glass and wood.  I’m hiding this pen from my kids ;)

The last card, “UR My Little Star”, is so colorful and fun! 
 In my Faber-Castell assortment I received a yellow watercolor pencil, as well as a
Blueberry Metallic Gelato;  wanting to mix the two colors together, I grabbed a few pieces
from the City Sidewalks Collection and went to work.
 Again, I went with Artisan Chipboard Stars and Heidi Swapp Color Magic Chipboard Alphas.
 Using the watercolor pencil, I gently colored the Color Magic Chipboard and
 then blended with a water-color pen.

 Next I applied the Blueberry Metallic Gelato to the larger star shape.

 This is how the Artisan Chipboard looks after the Gelato has been applied. 
It goes on creamy and smooth like a lipstick.

 After using a cloth and wiping away the excess Gelato, you get this beautiful look with the
 resist areas showing up nicely!

 I look forward to trying even more techniques with my collection of new mediums :)
 There are many informative tutorials and videos on using these products…
I hope that you’ll give them a try!

 Pink Paislee is giving away an Artisan / Faber-Castell Prize Pack on their blog!
 The winner will get to try the techniques we show off all week! Leave a comment on the Pink Paislee Blog post and you will automatically be entered into our random drawing. Let us know..have you ever tried Gelatos or Pitt pens? Want more chances to win? Hop over to the Faber Castell Blog and leave comments there too!
**Note: comments left at Papered Cottage does not enter you into the drawing**

So glad that you've stopped by today!  If you have any tips for Faber-Castell products, I'd love to hear about them :)


  1. Love these projects. This really helps me understand what gelatos can do since these are pretty new for me...and now I know what Brad Pitt has to do with it LOL!

  2. Love your cards. Love the look the gelatos gives. Thanks for sharing.


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