Gelatos, Gel-Sticks & Stamps: Faber-Castell's Gelatos and Gel Sticks are handy little sticks of pigment that can be used in a wide variety of ways in stamp projects. This eArticle explores these ways in detail so you can get the most out of them. We look at how Gelatos and Gel-Sticks are different, what comes in the package and suitable surfaces. Then we dive into the techniques.
Techniques include Prepping Surfaces and Using Faber-Castell's Gelatos and/or Gel Sticks for: Coloring on a Stamp & Stamping (5 methods), Coloring in Stamped Images (2 methods) , Making Quick Backgrounds (3 methods), Heat Embossed Resists, Making Watercolor Paint, Making Spray, Coloring Dry Embossing (2 methods), Easy Monoprints, Using a Stencil to Remove Color, Using a Stencil to Blend Color, Mixing with Other Art Mediums (Gesso and Gel Medium), Strategies for Layering with Other Mediums.
65 half-sized pages designed to view comfortably on your computer screen and is also printable! (pdf version. See below right.) Color photos of technique steps. 18 beautiful stamp art examples of the techniques covered.
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