I liked the texture in the sky and the lovely water. I used my Gelatos for a technique I had seen on YouTube this week which used watery Gelatos to create a drip effect. First I gessoed my paper and then I used my three blue Gelatos to
scribble on the top of the paper. I wet them and used my finger to blend. Then I spritzed them with water and tipped the paper to let the colors run down. While everything was wet, I dumped DD glitter onto the paint. When everything was dry I brushed off the excess. Warning: the glitter had turned blue, so brush off onto scrap and store separately. The bottom part had a few drip marks but a lot of white space so I rubbed gelatos on the flower head of the hydrangea stamp and spritzed it and stamped on the bottom. Then I inked it up and stamped without spritzing for a bit more definition. I stamped the hydrangea separately and used my blender pen to add a bit of color and then cut it out. Unfortunately, I don't have any nautical stamps down here because a boat would have been great with this background, but thhydrangea is lovely too. The hydrangea head was stamped repeatedly tone on tone on the turquoise card.
Date: Saturday, August 9, 2014 GMT Views: 1187
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 60075
Sat, Aug 09, 2014 @ 10:34 AM
Kathy, the bg you created is FANTASTIC! TFS how you did it....and now you have blue glitter too....which might come in handy for a wintertime card : ) The hydrangea bloom is equally as beautifully done. A lovely card.
Registered: December 16, 2008 Location: Woodinville, Washington Posts: 9930
Sat, Aug 09, 2014 @ 11:16 AM
I have never used Gelatos before and you have inspired me to try. :) Your card is a beautiful interpretation of the inspiration piece! If you remember which YouTube video please share your link with us - :)
Registered: December 15, 2006 Location: my heart remains in France Posts: 21937
Sat, Aug 09, 2014 @ 4:42 PM
Soooo beautiful!! I love the main hydrangea, as well as the background ones!!
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