I love gelatos for the concentrated color they deliver (and they are fun to use too!) and I really need to use them more often. Today I want to share a fun technique I dreamed up.
I wanted to combine heat embossing an image on the background with using a mask and gelatos to color over it.
The photos I plan to use on this layout are dark and have a lot of black in them. I wanted to use a white background so that the color in the gelatos will really pop, so I’m using a white background.
To start, I added some black paint splatters.
Once all the images were embossed, I used this cool Hero Arts background stencil to cover over the image and add the Gelato color.
I applied the Gelato through the mask so that it would cover the doily image, but be contained in that irregular square.
Once it was down, I blended the color with my finger.
I used a paper towel to remove the color from the doily image. The clear heat embossing acts to resist the color to reveal the stamped image.
At first I only selected four colors, but as I started working, I added in several more to blend them and deepen or lighten the color so that my boxes were all different shades.
Here is the final background. I trimmed the white cardstock down a little over an inch and added a border of pattern paper.
This technique was super fun and I’m so glad that it worked exactly as I envisioned in my head. I want to expand on this and try it with larger images now. It would be just as easy to create my own mask with a circle, scallop or square punch and cardstock.
Can’t wait to try this technique again. Have you tried gelatos yet?
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