Tulips and gelatos

Tulips with gelatos

I recently bought a set of Faber Castell gelatos so tonight I had a little play with them.  I will try describing how I created this little watercolour collection of tulips but I was experimenting a lot so don’t expect a coherent tutorial just yet. I fiddled with gelato on the stamp, then on the cardstock, then some on an acrylic block mixed with water until I was happy with the watercolour effect. To finish I inked up one side of each tulip on the stamp with a marker then restamped. I redrew the stems, which were looking very pale, with the edge of the gelato. This is just the beginning of my adventures with gelatos so when I am able create an effect more than once I will attempt to share what I have learnt. I sponged the panel ever so slightly round the edge with angel pink then popped it up on the card base.

Have a great weekend. My daughter returns from a tour to Cuba with her violin ensemble tomorrow so we are all looking forward to seeing her and hearing about the trip.


Stamps: Blooming GardenReflection (PB)
Inks: Memento Angel Pink, Love letter  (Tsukineko)
Also: Faber Castell gelatos

13 Comments on “Tulips and gelatos”

  1. Denise says:

    Hi Heather, really pretty “fiddled” end result! lol…hugs..Denise (UK)

  2. bensarmom says:

    Heather, this is absolutely gorgeous!

  3. Janet Castle says:

    Beautiful Card Heather…I am not being very successful with my gelatos, so look forward to a tutorial when you are ready.
    CUBA—-are we talking the Fidel Castro Cuba? I traveled there from Miami, Florida USA every year age 7 – age 14 when Cuba was closed….many, many years ago!
    Paper Hugs,

  4. Paulette S says:

    Heather, I think it’s great. It looks like an expensive art canvas from an art gallery. The debth you were able to achieve by applying the gelatos differently is amazing.

  5. Love, LOVE. love these tulips. xo, Marian

  6. Absolutely gorgeous. Would love to see a video of how you do this process or a step by step tutorial.

  7. Maureen Chandler says:

    This is a lovely card! I am just experimenting with gelatos and going to get more today at Michael’s – I have a coupon!!! I really have not used them much and am looking for inspiration so thank you for sharing what you are learning about them! Enjoy your daughter’s return!

  8. Dear Heather, if you continue to take my breath away with your beautiful creations I shall end up in hospital! Absolutely stunned by this card…well done you! Enjoy your family reunion!

  9. Beautiful effect! Have a lovely time tomorrow on your daughter’s return xx

  10. Absolutely gorgeous Heather!
    I love that soft effect 😉
    Thank You~

  11. Lindsey says:

    Gelatos are a lot of fun, aren’t they? I’ve just started experimenting with my first ones, as well. Your ultimate result is beautiful.

  12. Darlene Gabriel says:

    This is gorgeous! I love the look of these Tulips. I have never tried gelatos – you make them look good.
    Enjoy your daughter’s return:)

  13. Gunilla says:

    This is a beauty…love it!

    Greetings from Sweden//Gunilla

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