Mixed Media Canvas: Imagine Believe Create


I mentioned in a previous post that I first came across Gelatos by Faber-Castell April of last year. Well, here is the first mixed media canvas I made using Gelatos. It was a fun one! It’s a 7″x14″ stretched canvas. I remember using Gelatos for the first time and being so happy with the result. (I first posted this on my ARTplorations board on Pinterest.)

Left photo: This is the background (which by itself could be a finished piece if I’d left it alone). No acrylic paints or inks were used here — it’s all Gelatos pigment sticks blended, rubbed, stamped, and color-washed. Basic ingredients: Gelatos Colors, wood stamp (Hero Arts), stencils (The Crafter’s Workshop), clear stamp (Inkadinkado), molding mat (ColorBox), sequin waste, brush, water.

Right photo: The same canvas but finished – “Imagine, Believe, Create”. Additional ingredients: rub-ons; word stickers; die-cuts (K&Company); Prismacolor brush pens; Sakura Micron pen; metallic words; archival inks and alcohol inks (Ranger); gloss gel medium (Liquitex). Sealed with acrylic sealer.

I have one more post scheduled for today — another mixed media canvas where I used Gelatos. I made it right before Christmas and haven’t been able to blog about it until today. It’s going to be a step-by-step photo tutorial, so I hope you’ll come back again!



4 Responses to “Mixed Media Canvas: Imagine Believe Create”

  1. these art creations really are stunning Shery. I have no idea how to use gelatos but you make such gorgeous pieces of Art using them x

  2. Do the run down quickly? I was thinking about investing, but they looked to me like they wouldn’t last very long? Lovely bright colours though!!

    • In my experience, no. I am still using the original set (the gift set with 28 gelatos) I bought in April. I have made close to 2 dozen canvases from these and the pigment sticks still have a long way to go before they’re all used up. They’re like lipstick — you twist them and I think each pigment stick is about 2″ (probably longer). The pigments are so thick that you really only need a little most times and then you just add as you go. But basically, it depends on how much you use them and such. They are available in packs of 2, 3, and 4 so if you’re not sure you want to invest in all available colors, try getting one of the smaller packs to start. I hope this helps! :-)


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