Posted by Katie smith / 2/07/2013 / 2 Comments / cards , crafting , Faber-Castell Design Team , tutorial
Gelatos Heat Embossed Resist Technique
Being on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft guest design team means that I get their products to use, (and who doesn't love free goodies?!) and I've been wanting to try this technique for a while, which I saw on their blog.
What you do is you heat emboss your paper, smear gelatos all over it and the heat embossed images will resist the gelatos. It's pretty neat, I created a tag and placed it on this card.
Supplies: Gelatos, Stamps, Embossing Ink, Heat Gun, Paper
1. Heat emboss your paper. I used a stamp by My Minds Eye.
2. Cover your paper with gelatos.
3. Use your finger to smooth it out. A cool thing about the Gelatos is that you can use them dry or also take a wet paintbrush to them and they become more of a water color. If you only want to slightly dampen them you can use a baby wipe to blend them.
Here's another card I made with this technique. I heat embossed the chevrons and went over them with blue and metallic mint gelatos.
For anyone who hasn't heard of Gelatos, They are made by Faber-Castell and are Acid Free Pigment Sticks, that are super creamy and the colors are very vibrant. They remind me of chapstick, but the colors are very rich and they go on creamy which I imagine is why they're called gelatos. ;)