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Friday, September 19, 2014

Playing with My Unity Stamps And Faber-Castell Gelatos

All of this week the awesome design team at Unity Stamps have been featuring stamping techniques using Faber-Castell products and I'm jumping on board with a technique that I have wanted to play with for a while - coloring my stamp with my gelato's then spraying the stamp with water and stamping on watercolor paper to create a watercolor effect... Swoon!  Here's my completed card
And here's how I did it: 1. Color your stamp with some gelatos and then spray your stamp with a mister.   Note:  the  more water you use the more "watercolor effect" you will get.
2. stamp onto paper... I used 120lbs water color paper because it will absorb the water and gelato color better than regular cardstock.  I used a heat gun to fast forward the drying process  Note:  I dabbed off colors that were running together and creating muddiness.


3. You can also recolor the wet stamp with more gelato and re-spray for deeper color and even more of a water color effect.


After our stamped images have dried you can do many things, like stamp again over top with a darker colored ink, or stamp on tissue-paper, but I'm saving That particular technique for my next post!  

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I am up to, and why not pop on over to the Unity Blog  and to the Faber Castell blog to check out all the amazing-ness of these two design teams!

I'm entering this card into Unity's "Friends with Flair" that takes place every Friday... Smile

And into Avenue 613 Challenge #89 - Anything Goes 
Wish me luck!

And don't forget to leave me a comment if hyou like what you are seeing... I love to get them!






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    1. Thanks Linda... It was so much fun to play with this technique! Thanks for popping by and leaving me some blog loving!

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  2. Pretty! Looks like fun; thanks for the pics!

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    1. Sheryl, thanks for stopping in and leaving me some "blog Lovin'"!

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  3. Thanks for sharing this really cool technique, Lynne!! I think I may have to try the gelatos.

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    1. Christina... Promise me to share if you play... I'd LOVE to see what you come up with SMILE

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  4. Oh how I needed to see this tutorial! I've had the gelatos since last Xmas, my ability to use them has been so/so, but I'd love to try this!

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    1. Katherine... I know exactly how you feel! My one tip before you start playing is to pick a stamp that has a big, bold image, you will get better results than if you have lots of detail... GOOD LUCK and have fun!

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  5. Gorgeous project. Thanks for sharing the process.

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  6. Beautiful project! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Okay, that does it..... I must get out my Gelatos now! This is gorgeous!

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  8. Hi Lynne!! It's great to have you back blogging!! (I'm not looking forward to when our house sells, if ever!UGH!) I love this beautiful butterfly card, Lynne!! I have not used gelatos and have been really looking at them...Hmmmm...this card makes me really want to try them out :) Thanks for sharing!! XOXO-Shari

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  9. Fabulous technique with that butterfly stamp!

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  10. With all the Unity love with gelatos this week, I went out and had to buy some! Can't wait to try all the new techniques everyone is showing! Great card!

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  11. Great colors and I like the use of Gelatos.

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  12. This is really cool - I'll have to try it! I do have some gelatos but don't know how to use them lol the colors looked so pretty :P

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