I am sharing a mixed media card tutorial using gelatos, gesso, and inks that I created for The Art Studio. There is always something fun about creating cards with many fun products. It allows you the opportunity to enjoy the process and create a cool piece of art at the same time. The steps to this card are very simple and easy to follow, so pull your supplies together and prepare yourself to have fun.
Pink scalloped edge card base
Stamps (Heart and sentiments)
Big brush marker
Black artist PITT pen
Step One: Apply gesso to white cardstock as a base for the gelato application. Applying the gesso will enable the gelatos to flow and blend smoothly.
Step Two: Begin applying gelatos to the top of the gesso’d cardstock. I use colors: red, pink, and snow cone.
Step Three: Spray water using mister onto cardstock and stand cardstock up allowing full drippage of the gelatos and water.
Step Four: Use your finger to continue the blending of the gelatos as desired. Let dry. Prepping the entire sheet will give you an opportunity to easily add other coordinated elements to your work as well as create additional backgrounds for future uses.
Step Five: Cut (1) 4 X 5 ½ piece of gelato covered cardstock and apply random black PITT artist pen strokes along the lines of the drippage. Rub to blend.
Step Six: Using black ink, stamp hearts and sentiments onto gelato cardstock.
Step Seven: Using an artist pencil, trace stamped hearts and rub them to blend. Set aside.
Step Eight: Add twine and apply adhesive using Xyron 510 machine. Set aside.
Step Nine: Stamp hearts on reserve gelatos cardstock and cut them out. Set aside.
Step Ten: Using a black brush marker, outline the scallop edge and adhere gelato card front to pink base. Set aside.
Step Eleven: Apply gelatos to craft sheet and mist water onto the gelatos. Swipe ribbon though gelatos and let dry.
Step Twelve: Adhere ribbon to the edge of inside of card allowing the ribbon to extend beyond the scallop edge of the front cover of the card.
Step Thirteen: Apply cut heart to card using adhesive.
Step Fourteen: Apply droplets of white India ink to the card and finish as desired.
Love by Karen Jiles Supplies Cardstock: Copic; Stamps: Close to My Heart; Ribbon, twine: Ranger; Ink: Tsukineko, Dr. Ph. Martins; Gelatos, marker, pens, pencil: Faber Castell; Gesso: Liquitex; Adhesive: Xyron
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