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4/13/2013

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Hi and I'm back with a totally experimental card. I've had gelatos for some time, never used them. Also had some of the Dylusions sprays, ditto. A stamp buddy is really into this Dylusions stuff, and doing some fantastic work; at our last gathering, she brought some supplies and we watched her create. So....little Miss Copy thought "let me try that"...although my friend does a lot of Altered Art, which I don't (and expect I shall not either!). So Thursday at our meeting, I took some watercolor paper, some sprays and just for grunts - grabbed up my container of the gelatos. I was not very adept with the sprays & stencils. Much too heavy handed and I got basically blobs...not very pretty blobs either! Then Miss Friend showed me how to ease up on the spray pump, spritz the paper, and watch the blobs run. Pretty (not as pretty as HERS of course, but better than with the stencil). OK, I'm finished with that trial, so I got out the gelatos. I had recently seen a post by Sue at Inky Fingers where she used the gelatos direct to rubber. I just searched for that particular post so I could link directly to it, but can't find it at the moment, so I'll describe what I did. Thanks Sue, for giving me the how-to's, and the inspiration.

- image is a large SU butterfly, and was done on watercolor paper

- spritzed the image with water, then scribbled various colors of yellow, red, blue & green gelatos all over the stamp. Spritzed it once more, then stamped on the w/c paper. Oh my...very pretty. This is about the 4th generation of the stamping. I would touch a bit more gelato to an area, if it looked like it didn't have 'enough' on it, spritz again, stamp again. The result on this one was quite pale, but still pretty. Once I got home, started looking at the 3 images I did (gave the 1st one - which was very vivid - away), I thought it looked a bit washed out. Hmmm...what if I stamped the butterfly over the image with black Ranger Archival Ink? I did, liked the look of it. It wasn't an exact overlay, but I thought it looked pretty good. This image is large, and I had a hard time fitting to my usual size card. Also I had cut 8 1/2x11 w/c paper into even segments, which was a tad too short for the butterfly to fit on it completely. But, again, this was experimenting. Had no final project in mind.

- fussy cut out the image. I had some of the gold glitter mist setting on the shelf, and since I was just 'playing', I spritzed some of that on the image and let it dry overnight. Don't usually like that stuff either...makes blobs for me. Not sure the photo shows it up well, but it did create a nice shimmery look to the butterfly. Next day, I still liked the results, so tried to decide how I could use it.

- inked with Versamark & stamped a smaller butterfly onto folded black cardstock - then used some Dreamweavers mica powders to brush over the versamark; burnished this with a paper towel to remove excess powder. It doesn't show well in the photo, but it's a pretty effect I think.

- found a cling Stampendous phrase on a set, so used the ribbon banners S/binder to cut out a bit of the black c/s, stamped sentiment in versamark, heat embossed with Queen's Gold. The die was not quite wide enough to get all the bits of the phrase in. Lastly, I curled a bit of copper wire to add to the antennae with Glossy Accents.

Hope I didn't bore you to death with the details. When I'm looking at a card that has something 'new' to me, I like to read how it was done. I hope all the blah-blah will help anyone reading this who wants to try the technique. These gelatos are something I will be practicing with (along with the Dylusions sprays!). It's fun to try new stuff, even if it doesn't turn out quite perfect!

Thanks for visiting today, hope you enjoyed my experiment, and come again soon. Have a lovely afternoon. Hugs

15 comments:

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow your Butterfly is gorgeous ! Love it. I hope you are enjoying the weekend, Shirleyx

aworkofheart said...

Hi Mary, this butterfly is very beautiful, trying new stuff is always so much fun, and so what if it doesn't turn out perfect...thats how we learn, and how we get better. Your butterfly looks awesome, so you must have done something right! Hugs, Cathryn

jimlynn said...

Whoa!!! Mary, this turned out awesome!!! SO very beautiful. You need to do more of this now. LOVE IT!
Lynn

Cathy said...

Hi Mary, your butterfly looks great, love the effect you've created. Thanks for the details. I don't have gelatos or dylusions but it's great to see what can be done with these products. :) Cathy

sandee said...

LOL, ok first thing comes to mind is you'll be doing altered art soon, you will get the sprays and gelatos in your system and begin to experiment and next thing you know...altered project! lol I LOVE your card, just gorgeous!!

Barb said...

What a stunning card, the colors are amazing!

Sandy Smith said...

Wozzers Mary!! This is truly beautiful! Great job! Hope your having a great weekend!
Hugs
Sandy

linda said...

wow, your butterfly is beautiful! dylusions are too hard for my hands to work and i haven't tried gelatos, but they sound like fun.

Mary said...

Oh wow, your butterfly is beautiful. I've never used gelatos, a bit afraid I am. I don't think I've ever seen a more beautiful butterfly...you done good girl! A piece of beautiful art!

Margaret said...

Your card is gorgeous and so well worth the effort to create it.

Sandy said...

Oh my Lord "Little Miss Copy"!!!! This is gorgeous Mary. I sure wish I had a group to meet with. Too bad you live so far away. I promise to answer your e-mail - it's a little wild around here right now. Company coming this Thursday for several days. Keep up this great work!
Sandy

Mrs A. said...

Wow, this is stunning Mary . The colours are gorgeous . Not used either of these products still plucking up courage to get the brayer out!! Your explanation of how you did it is very easy to pillow and understand. Just one question though. Does the stamp clean up and if so what did you use and how? Hugs Mrs A.

P.s. Another question is Gelatos a brand name or a product?

Brenda said...

I've never heard of Gelatos, but I think your card is amazing Mary!! The colors on your butterfly are just beautiful and vivid! I will have to watch some videos on this stuff, not that I think I would use it but you just never know. lol Hugs!!

scrappymo! said...

This sounds like so much fun and the finished result is so gorgeous!

Anne-Elise said...

Wow, your butterfly is just gorgeous, Mary! Love it! Hugs