Fun with Gelatos

I watched some YouTube videos where the people were using Gelatos and it looked like a lot of fun. So the next time I went into town I headed over to Joann’s and picked up some Gelatos. Okay… I picked up ALL the colors of Gelatos. I know… it’s a sickness. I can’t just buy part of something. I have to buy the complete set.

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I started by putting a bunch of different colors at the top.

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I added water and blended the colors together with my finger. Then I tipped the canvas up so the colors would run. I added salt because I saw Donna Downey (my favorite mixed media artist) do it in her video.

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The salt didn’t make as big of a reaction as I was hoping for, but it still looks pretty cool. I think I used too much water. I’ll have to correct that next time. Then I added some gesso through a stencil. I used gesso because I wanted the background to still show through the white paint.

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After I did the background I felt like the painting needed a flower. A Cone flower. So I added petals with some Gelatos. I also cut drywall tape in the shape of the center of a cone flower.

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I added some more Gelatos to the center.

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More shading for the petals with some acrylic paint.

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The stem is made from twisted paper and the leaves are cardboard. Both painted with various shades of green.

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I added the saying, “Delight in the little things” by stamping it on a leftover paint chip from Lowes.

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All finished! Normally, I paint the edges, but I like the drippage over the edge.

Til Next time…

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