Friday Fixin’s — Using Those Gelatos

Last week I showed you some pieces I made using Faber-Castell’s Gelatos pigment sticks. It took me all week to figure out what to do with them! (Sometimes the creative block is a boulder!)

But I finally got crackin’! 

After trimming a few pieces, I played around with them. At first, I thought I’d go very simple, just mounting the image on a layer, then putting it on a card:

Even though I’m a simple kinda gal, it seemed too plain. Luckily, I had a new Martha Stewart border punch* to play with, so I added that:

(Tip: I ran the border through my “baby Xyron” sticker maker. It made it so easy to attach.) Not sure who made the paper — it may be from Stampin’ Up! The image came with the Gelatos and the name of the border punch is bangle chain.

Here’s the silver Gelatos piece:

(I edged the piece with black Sharpie and decided there was enough contrast so it didn’t need to be layered, as the gold did.)

One more:

This was extra fun because I ran a piece of white scrap paper through my Sizzix Big Kick using a Tim Holtz embossing folder then gently ran the silver Gelatos over the raised area. (Background stamped with Hero Arts large canvas stripes in white.)  After afixing the image (Crafty Individuals/Magenta), I thought about adding some punched flowers, but they were too fussy. Then I remembered the Candis* — little paper dots that remind me of a candy we ate as kids — and they added the perfect touch. (I afixed them using the Candi double stick foam pieces, which are tiny and just the right size. For more info on Candis, check out my CHA report in the Crafts ‘n things newsletter.)

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