Monday, June 11, 2012

How to use the Faber-Castell Gelatos™ Color

When I was asked to review some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products, I couldn't wait to receive my package of goodies and get to work.

Today's project uses the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos™ Colors to create a water colored effect background. I always see these cute canvases people have made and wonder how they get those great watercolorish backgrounds.  So, I thought I would try out these products to make my canvas background.

 I started by using the set of Mix and Match Craft Gelatos™ Colors shown above.  I put the Guava, Bubble Gum, Lavender and Red Cherry gelatos all over the canvas in a random pattern.
 Then, using the provided brush and water, I blended the colors together.
 And kept blending.
Ta-da!  That was quick and easy and best of all, no mess!
I added some ribbon around it.
Then, using the Cricut Straight from the Nest cartridge, I cut this birdcage and the "fly" word art and applied it to the front.  I used glue to adhere the birdcage to the front.
Check out the video below to see exactly how to do this:

Pros: It was super easy and quick to get a nice watercolor type effect.
         Colors are vibrant.
         Not messy at all.

Cons: Could not get the stamp to work with the Gelatos™ Colors and give a nice image.

Overall, I love the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos™ Colors and will be using these a lot in the future to create gorgeous, muted backgrounds.

From Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft:

Mix & Match from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft makes designing with color simple. Choose a color set that inspires you. Choose a medium. Mix & Match as you create. Color coordinated palettes give you the freedom to design your project knowing the colors will work beautifully together. Perfect for all your design, memory and craft projects.

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos™ Colors are creamy sticks infused with brilliant color.  The color slides easily onto papers and can then be dissolved with water to create watercolor effects, or left to dry for vibrant bursts of color.  Try stamping with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos™ Colors, or apply a field of color and use a stamp to remove the color.  Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos™ Colors work wonderfully on flocked papers and embellishments too!  Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos™ Colors are acid-free and odorless. 

To learn more about Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, check them out here:

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Disclosure:  I was compensated for my time to design and create this project and provided with samples to use.

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  1. Yay, a video! Thanks for introducing us to something new! My little one loves to paint. But, the set up is a bigger production that the painting process. And, the clean-up take twice as long as her projects. I will definitely be looking into this. (For me too!)

  2. I just visited their site...neat products. Congratulations on your "ambassadorship"!

  3. Super cool idea. Regarding the stamped image issue ~ what if you stamped the image with pigment ink and then used the gelatos after? Just wondering if that would work.

  4. Pretty project and great video!!! Lee-Ann :)

  5. I love it when the videos are included since I am a visual learner! This really gives a very unique setting and we are always looking for something that sets us apart from the norm. Great job! Thanks so much.

  6. Thanks for the new product. I am always eager to learn how to use new techniques. A video is a great assistance to those who are sometimes "direction challenged."

  7. This is a very interesting post! I LOVE birds and birdcages for cardmaking. Especially charms in these kinds are my favourite embellishments!
    Sorry in case my English is horrible.

    Kind regards from Germany!

  8. Really cool! Thanks for being our 'tester' & the video. Possibilities using canvas & those paints are already swimming in my head!

  9. Love the video! It really shows how simple the process was to do. The project turned out to be beautiful!

  10. great video and card. I was pulled between those and spectrum noirs and got the spectrum noirs. Beautiful job.

  11. Love my gellatos but the stamping required less delicate images.

  12. Fun and fabulous!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  13. Very cool, I've never seen those before but you do a great with the water color effect. Thanks for all you do and share,God bless you and yours.

  14. That is so neat!Love the two tone affect!I would like to try to make a rainbow canvas! I'm away looking for crafts to do with a bible story,this would work(for Noah & the ark & Gods promise)great for a rainbow craft!TFS

  15. Great to see a Video and to Introduce me to a New Product. Thanks for Sharing! :0)

  16. Very cool! Enjoyed the demo. One thing though. I was listening with headphones so I wouldn't wake hubby and had to turn volume all the way up to hear you speak. Then when you were done and the ending music came on it was EXTREMELY loud and hurt my ears. :(

  17. Loved the video and also loved the fathers day bags. Hopefully I can get one done this week before going to the lakes. Thanks for all you do.

  18. Than you for the video! It looks like a fun process with endless possibilities.


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