Monday, March 18, 2013

JustRite meets Faber Castell!

Welcome to our Justrite Papercraft Faber-Castell Blog Hop! We will be hopping today and tomorrow!  You'll want to stop over to the JustRite Blog and Faber-Castell Blog and leave a comment because both days feature great prizes to be won! Good Luck! Take a peek at what is being offered in the prize packages!


For my creation I made this 5 1/2" square card. The card base design is accomplished using Gelatos, Butterscotch, Peach, & Metallic Yellow colors.  I circle swirled the color onto my white cardstock and rubbed the circle swirls with my wet finger. Simple color application, simple wet application results in wonderful effect! I stamped my sentiment image from JustRite's Floral Vintage Labels Two with Memento Paris Dusk Ink onto a piece this prepared card stock.

It is true when describing Gelatos, they are smooth as butter!  Oh my!  I love the feel of using this medium.  It can be used dry or wet. For my burlap treatment, I rubbed the burlap with my Gelato stick and left it dry. I slightly misted the cardstock before applying the Gelato treated burlap, pressed it gently onto the card stock and it left this wonderful texture.   

A very cool feature of the Faber Castell Mixed Media kits is they include darling clear stamps to use!  After my burlap texture was dry, I applied color to the stamp using the PITT artist pen big brush, Colbalt Blue!  HERE is the kit! So easy to use!  

LOVE the texture peeking through the stamped image!  I added adhesive baby Want2Scrap pearls on the stamped image and a pearl swirl behind the flower ribbon treatment. The burlap, flower, and seam binding are found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. I added a punched circle to the flower center to coordinate with designer paper panel.  Gelatos, Artist Cobalt Blue Big Brush Pen, and stamp is found at Faber-Castell.  JustRite Stamp set, Floral Vintage Labels Two is found HERE.  See you tomorrow for Day Two, make it a marvelous Monday!  

Check out the following creations by clicking on designer's name which will take you to each respective blog. Enjoy the creativity and be inspired!

Faber-Castell Gelato Information
Gelato Colors are an emollient-based water-soluble medium that glides smoothly onto nearly any surface to create rich swaths of pure color.  They may be blended without water using your fingertip or a blending tool, or with water using a paintbrush or damp cloth. They are often referred to as 'smooth as butter" or like 'painting with lipstick', but there is no oily residue and their water-soluble qualities make them very compatible with other mediums. Use on all types of paper, cloth,canvas, wood and other porous surfaces as well as rubber, foam and clear stamps.  They are available in 22 yummy opaque colors and 6 shimmering metallics.  They are light fast, acid free,archival, odorless,water soluble,permanent and work great on dark surfaces.
Gelatos Colors as a 'Dry" Medium - because of their creamy consistency Gelatos can be used as is, without water, for rich swaths of color covering large surfaces or blended edges on cards and pages.
For basic blending - lay down swaths of solid color and blend together using your fingertip, a Q-Tip or a blending stump.
For edging - draw color along the edge of a card or page and then use a blending tool to fade color inward.  Gold or neutral colors are great for creating an antiqued or grunge effect.
Bold Color - for solid opaque color in a dry medium, nothing gives faster smoother coverage than Gelatos.  Use if for coloring large surfaces or on chipboard shapes.  Raw chipboard absorbs Gelatos for a beautiful, rich finished effects.
To use Gelato Colors as "Wet" Medium - Gelatos Colors are water soluble, which means the pigments will dissolve in water and spread easily to create watercolor effects. Create backgrounds and soft edges as described in 'Dry' medium, but adding water will lighten the color, extend it further and increase the blend-ability. Use a damp paintbrush or a cloth (or baby wipe) over your fingertip to spread and blend the color.  Experiment with varying amounts of water.
Spritzing- You can spray your surface with water and then apply Gelatos or vice versa. Use a stiff paintbrush to blend and move the color around.
Dripping- Create interesting backgrounds by applying Gelatos to one side or in patches across your page.  Use your Spritzer to wet the surface. Tilt your work and let the color drip down the page. Use a foam blender or paper towel to blend or streak further.
Color Spray chop off a slice of Gelatos and blend with water to it to create a watercolor paste to paint your stamped image or scoop this paste into a Spritzer bottle, add more ware and shake to dissolve.  Use this color spray over stencil masks and backgrounds.
To color wash your cardstock - color your cardstock with your gelato and blend with water and a brush to create a multi colored colored wash

If you want to stamp your image and then color it - use Staz-on ink - as this ink is waterproof and will allow you to watercolor the image without it bleeding.
You can also add color to the edge of your card by coloring the edge with gelatos and using a damp foam wedge or paper towel to blend the edge.
If you want to color your stamped image with the Gelatos, before you color your stamp - spritz your stamp with water before coloring the stamp - 3 to 4 sprays is sufficient. When the stamp is wet the color will melt right onto it.  You can easily blend more than one color on one stamp.  Once you have colored your stamp - spritz it again before stamping.  The more you spray the more like a watercolor painting your stamped image will be.
You will get a totally different effect if you don't spritz  your stamp first - both methods work.
Tip: apply metallic Gelatos over any sold color to add a metallic sheen. This can be done Wet or Dry.

Special SurfacesGelatos work on all types of paper, cardboard, chipboard, sandpaper, cloth, canvas, burlap, flocking,cork,wood and some plastics. Some surfaces can tolerate ware better than others, so choose the right surface for wet or dry usage.

Dark Surfaces- Gelatos are gorgeous on dark surfaces. Use them "dry" for maximum opaqueness and the color will stand off the dark background impressively. Try them on black paper, velvet or flocked surfaces and super fine black sandpaper.

Textiles- Gelatos work great on silk, canvas, cotton and woolens! You can create lovely painterly effects on these versatile materials.

Wood- Try Gelatos on wood objects. You can use small mounts of water for blending.  Too much water will make the wood swell and/or warp. Seal porous surfaces with glaze or other fixatives.

Embellishments-Use Gelatos to enhance chipboard shapes, synthetic flowers, cloth-covered buttons or brads, lace,doilies, almost anything you want to add to your artwork can be colored or altered with Gelatos.

NOTE- Gelatos are not "colorfast" on cloth items -machine washing is not recommended.

69 comments:

Jessica Strider said...

What a creative way to use burlap! Love the card. :)

Dottie said...

Your technique of using the burlap for texture is just right up there in creativity. I love it and what you have done with this card.

Regina Hamilton said...

That's such a great techniques of using the burlap as a stamp. I like the texture.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Lovely card and great inspiration for using burlap!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! This is such an AMAZING card!! I LOVE the FUN texture you were able to create!! LOVE the colors too!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing all of the added information at the bottom of your blog I had to print it off!! =) THANKS again and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Margie said...

Great color combo-beautiful card!

Melody said...

I like the added details of the flower and burlap.


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Liz said...

so man y fun elements well done and I love how you incorporated
the burlap

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! Gorgeous card!! Love the beautiful colors and that gorgeous flower!!

Wendy Brassart said...

I love how you used the burlap as a stamp! Great technique! I think this card is simple stunning! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Becky Dunham said...

Beautiful card Barb! I love the colors you used and that great burlap texture! Thanks for the extra tips about the Gelatos and for the link to the kits! I am definitely going to be investing in some of these goodies! I can't wait to try them out!

Marge said...

Since I LOVE burlap, your STUNNING card is sooo appealing to me, Barb, and that flower finishes it all off perfectly!!! Very intrigued to step out of my comfort zone now & try these products -- YAY -- I'll be back tomorrow!

TLady said...

HOW COOOOOOL BARB!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE what you've done with the GELATOS & the BURLAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Jackie Plank said...

What an effective treatment that burlap was! Love the textured look.

christi said...

love both how you used the gelato and used the burlap as texture on the card and to add texture to the image. great card.

Sandy said...

Love Gelatos & the ease of use with them Your card shares that

Jean Bullock said...

What a great idea to use burlap that way. Clever!

Krystal O'Neill said...

Love the combo of the burlap and the gelatos! Great card!!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wow..What a great technique. Your card is so very pretty. Thanks for sharing those tips too.

Peggy said...

Love the gelato and burlap technique for the background. Great card.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

joy said...

Thanks for sharing your process using the Faber Castell products. The burlap texture stamping is so cool!

sharon g said...

NO WAY, the burlap is like a stamp. You are so clever. I LOVE it.

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the texture of the Gelatos on burlap!! So creative and fabulous!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Natasha G.P. said...

I really like how the background echoes the burlap. The frilly extras look so nice, too.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Barb,

Great use of burlap to add texture and as a bg stamp, love your card :-)

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Love all that texture! Pretty color combo!

Lynn Hardy said...

How clever to use the burlap to stamp with! I love your card!

Vicki said...

I love the rustic look of your project but at the same time it is elegant. So pretty!

Diane J said...

What a neat idea. Very nice.

5dfbee80-4dd3-11e2-967b-000bcdcb471e said...

Love the burlap technique. Thank you for sharing, oh, and the pearls, awesome.

Lynn. G. said...

Love the burlap technique. Thank you for sharing, oh, and the pearls, awesome.

Tiff said...

I am in love with your burlap stamping!!! GREAT technique and very pretty card!

Sue D said...

Lovely card and I like the burlap texture.

Carley said...

This is adorable! I have never seen burlap used on a card but it is adorable! I am like you totally in love with the gelatos they are amazing! Thank you for sharing your project with us!

Hugs
Carley

marilynwillauer said...

Impressive!!! I so love your blog and all the helpful hints/tutorials you share with all of us! What a beautiful card.

Shona said...

I love using burlap,but never would have thought of turning it into a stamp. Awesome idea! This is a great card, all the texture is fabulous!

Memaw said...

Your creativity is breath taking. I love working with burlap and this card is so cute with just the right amount of every medium you used. I love mixing and matching mediums. The colors are a must have.
Judy

Emily Keaton said...

I am so in love with Gelatos! Thanks for the great inspiration and the chance to win. :)

Scrapenabler said...

Such a beautiful card. Love how you used the burlap.

JPScraps said...

Awesome card! The burlap is a great idea!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love seeing some fun ways to use these.

Gina Howe said...

Beautiful! I love the versatility of the gelatos and the mediums with which you can use them. Lovely card!

Katie said...

Love, love your card!! Your burlap technique background looks awesome, I love the texture, and I love the colors you chose, the blue looks awesome with the background. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Tanja said...

Lovely idea using the burlap as a stamp -nice result too!

Pamela Romero said...

I usually don't care for burlap, but you somehow made it look feminine! Nice design.

Alina said...

Gorgeous card!

marylouh said...

Love the blue and the use of the burlap. Great project. Thanks for the tips on using the gelatos. I needed advice on how to use them. I have the gelatos but they're still in the box. I'll be getting them out now.

bev said...

Barb your project is awesome. I absolutely love the colors that you used. The tips that you posted on Gelatos and the tips you gave on using them on burlap will be something I will continue to flip back to and use. Thank you for sharing not only your gorgeous project, easy to follow tutorial but also the wonderful tips.

Susie Bentz said...

Love the shabby chic look of this card!

Sherry said...

Fantastic love the colors and the burlap and the flower thanks for sharing

Ava Gavloski said...

lovely texture on this card, nice color combo

Ava Gavloski said...

lovely texture on this card, nice color combo

Ava Gavloski said...

lovely texture on this card, nice color combo

Tricia said...

Beautiful card - love that blue cobalt Pitt pen

Kaagaz Quilling said...

absolutely gorgeous! loved this card! very inspiring! and thanks for the valuable info on gelatos!

Peggy said...

Love the texture. Thanks for the great inspiration.

CraftyRia said...

This is a great project using burlap! I love the ideas and inspiration.

Sandie said...

Very pretty and creative. Thanks so much for sharing.

Cyndee Scholet said...

Lots of great textures and visual interest. I like the color combo as well.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Love this...creative!

Fay Marie said...

Like the use of burlap for texture. Great card!!

zehra said...

ver y pretty, great card

Barb said...

The colors are so beautiful and so vibrant. Thanks for your tutorial and another chance to win!

Stacy Chic said...

It is such an awesome idea to create the background this way

Judi said...

Yet another totally cool technique to add to my gelato arsenal. Thanks so much for showing us this idea. Very inspiring.

Genesis Jessome said...

Can't wait to try the burlap texture idea on some Easter cards.Great card-love the "shabby elegance" of it.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how you used the burlap to stamp and loving the textures in this card!

UnikByYes said...

Barbara you card is so pretty! I love the way you stamped with the burlap to add more texture.
Thank you for sharing!
Have a wonderful day
Liz O

Joy H said...

I love all the texture and your colour scheme Barb!