Monday, July 23, 2012

Connie-Blending Technique

Here is a technique for you called "Gelato Blending"


Gelatos by Faber Castell
Plate 17 "Angel Kisses" stamps by 
versamark pad
black embossing powder
heat tool
white card stock
sponges or brushes
paper towels


1)  Stamp your image on white stock with Versamark ink.

2)  Cover with black embossing powder and heat till melted.

3)  Scribble Gelato onto plastic piece and rub sponge or brush in
to cover and apply to image.  

4)  Scribble another Gelato color and blend into first color.  These blend
very well very easily.

**I found that rubbing my finger on the top of the Gelato itself and then on my image worked
the best for me.  Color was easily removed with a wet wipe.  Applying Gelato directly resulted
in lines of color where I didn't want them and was hard to blend in-this was my experience.**

You could do this with black card stock and white ep or white stock and clear ep….the
possibilities are endless!  I only have gold, silver, black and white for colors so my test was limited.
I blended silver in the center of my verse with gold on the outer parts and a little black along the edges
for contrast.

My sample uses stamps by Sweet Pea Stamps dp by 7gypsies "nottinghill", corner die by memory box
"Macarena Corner", label dies by Spellbinders "Ornate Artisan".  The flowers are by Wilton with Copic color
airbrushed on the edges.
and here is a closeup view of the Sweet Pea verse itself:

I hope you have enjoyed this little lesson.


  1. gorgeous Connie, I have some gelatos waiting to be used, will have to pull them out now.

  2. Beautiful Connie and a great lesson. I too have some gelatos which I have not opened up yet.

    Hugs guys.... miss ya.

  3. This is just beautiful Connie! Now I need some Gelatos!!! :)

  4. Would like to try this sometime Connie!
    Best wishes, Sharon

  5. This is beautiful Connie. Thanks so much for adding your details.

  6. Connie, very elegant, love the yellow flowers. Absolutely stunning!

  7. Just awesome. This card can be used for many occasions with that biblical sentiment. Wonderful detailed info, thanks for the lesson.

  8. Your creation looks amazing, Connie. Love the colour scheme you used and the die cuttings and flowers are a beautiful additon. I never heard about Gelatos... have no idea what it is, but the effect is really eyecatching.
    Hugs, Karina

  9. Beautiful!!! Just, beautiful!
    Hugs Milo