Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Gelatos, meet Tribal.

Hi, Tribal Blog Hop Folks!
Hello, Gelato lovers!

If you bounced here from Deb Weller's Blog, you've arrived at the right place on the hop.

After spending the weekend playing with Faber-Castell Gelatos at the Chicago Scrapbook Expo, I was dying to show you a few techniques made with the Tribal stamps and stencils. These are not brand new techniques, but certainly fun for review!

Add a few "bands of color" with the Gelatos. Be sure one color runs into the next.
Ignore the blue streak. That wasn't supposed to be there.
Blend the Gelatos from top to bottom with a water brush. Dry the panel with a heat tool.
Stamp with the UM Tribal image with India Black ink. Bold images wok great for this.
Tribal images are bold. See the correlation?
Add a greeting and a black matte. Black mattes make everything look even better. Don't they?
Finish the card. Don't stop there.
Mist the Tribal Lite Masking Stencil with water. Color the stencil with assorted Gelatos.
Re-mist the stencil to add moisture. Press a piece of paper onto the wet stencil.
Lift up the paper, and hopefully you'll say, "Wow!" See the little white spot on the panel?
That happened because the stencil was too dry in that area.
Don't be like me.
Without adding more color, mist the stencil again, and press a second sheet onto the wet stencil. 
Do that again.
And again.
And again.
Now that the color is finally fading, lift the stencil from your work surface and wipe off the craft sheet.
Place the used stencil onto a piece of paper, Gelato side up.
"Clean" the stencil by rubbing with a baby wipe. (Thanks to Cathy Gray for the technique!)
The remaining color will transfer to the paper beautifully!
Who knew? Two jobs in one: make art; clean your stencil.
And your finished cards, about 30 minutes later . . .





OK, so this is a blog hop, and there will be more inspiration to come! Your next stop is Hetty Sanders' Blog, Craft Chaos. See you there! If you get lost, simply go back to the Club Scrap Blog.

Before you go, leave a comment below to have your name entered in a drawing for some fun blog candy! The winner will be announced next Tuesday.

****Update: I said I would announce a winner on Tuesday, but it's Thursday. A day that also begins with the letter "T". Labor Day really messed with me this week. Our randomly generated number was 19, which landed me on Diana Enns' comment! Congratulations! You'll be getting something fun from CS!

Aiming to inspire,
Tricia

45 comments:

  1. Marvelous !! LUV the technique with the Gellatos. Superb collection of cards :-)

    IKExx

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  2. Wonderfuluse of the gelatos, Tricia and all the cards came out beautiful. Thanks for the lesson!

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  3. I have to say my favorite was the gelato color block as the base for the stamping, loved the mask cards also TFS

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  4. Thanks for the great idea. I found that "cleaning" technique one day when I was cleaning my stencil and saw the image underneath. Now I make sure I clean my stencils on paper or cardstock to use for a project.

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  5. I always love to see art made with gelatos...so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

    pat-czap

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  6. Tips for Gelatos AND masking! Perfect-two things I'm not so good at! I like the blue streak anyways ;)

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  7. EEK! Tricia, LOVE all of your cards and it continually amazes me how you can get so much out of one rubbing of those GELATOS!! Thanks for the refresher course. :)

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  8. Wow. I stumbled onto your blog and I am impressed with your work and the work of your fellow crafters. Gotta learn more about what you all are up to. Impressive designs and crafting. And those stamps.....Wow!

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! So glad you stopped by!

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  9. Wow, what wonderful cards, gotta love those gelatos! Blush, you sadi my name in your post :-)

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  10. woooooooooooooooooooo is so beuatifull

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  11. Tricia, you know after the Chicago expo I am hooked on gelatos! Now you tease me with this. Love it!

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    1. Retta--it was SO great to see you in Chicago! Thanks for introducing us to your friends. It was a terrific weekend!

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  12. Beautiful cards and I like the techniques using the Gelatos and stencils.

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  13. Tricia, I love how you can get so many cards from the stensil and gellatos. They are all so fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Beautiful cards, Tricia! Now I need to go play with my gelatos!

    Kathiems2003

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  15. Thank you for the refresher course on gelatos. I love how all your cards turned out. Lovely!

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  16. I say a black mat does wonders for most cards. Like the bold colors and images on these.

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  17. I love that you can get so many awesome backgrounds just from one "print". Definitely a bang for your crafty buck. These cards are great Tricia!

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  18. I didn't really know what to do with Gelatos and now I have one technique. This is definitely something I want to try!

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    1. Michelle, this video might help, as well. :) The stencil is no longer available, but the technique is all there!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJCN2ucYq7k&list=PLC349F97919F012D5&index=10

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  19. Thanks for another great card and tech.....guess I need to get those gelatos out and play some more.

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  20. I soooo love watching what you do with stencils and all the possibilities they offer. I think they're my favorite tool (toy?) to play with. Great cards as always Tricia!

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  21. Tricia...it's so great to know that you can get more than 1 image from the stencil with using gelatos. Your cards are beautiful.

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  22. If I wasn't at work, I'd be home playing with my gelatos! Thanks for the inspiration! The cards are beautiful!

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  23. Gelatos!!! I always need more techniques. Thanks.

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  24. I love everyone of your cards! Time to dig out the gelatos and play with them!

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  25. oh, I love this. Especially the blue streak. LOL

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    1. Dang contaminated gelatos. But far better than black ink in a yellow ink pad!

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  26. Oh wow, love the techniques and love the cards.

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  27. oh me oh my these are stunning. I really love the use of the gelatos. And it has such a fun tribal look.

    TFS An'Jenic-

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  28. I've done the gelatos on stencils but never heard about the wiping technique, cool and I love the final effect. I don't think I can get enough of gelatos.

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    1. I hadn't heard of it either until my pal Cathy told me about it at the Club Scrap retreat this summer. I couldn't believe the results when I tried it. (This was the first attempt. Hooah!)

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  29. your pieces are incredible! wow! xo

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  30. I love this kit and everything you did with it. Thanks for the tips.

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  31. Bundling was such a good idea when I started back with all the clubs. Waiting until September 5 for all my Tribal goodies may be fatal. Love this technique.

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  32. Gelatos are perfect with these Tribal products.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  33. Loving this technique! Gotta get my gelatos out!

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  34. Are you kidding me? Gah! I am in LOVE!

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  35. Beautiful! What great ideas and I have some Gelatos just waiting to be played with!

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  36. It is cute! Love this technique!

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