Thursday, October 31, 2013

Beautiful Harvest

I wanted to share this journal page that I made after seeing a beautiful photo on Pinterest.
I would love to show you that photo, but I am unable to load it here.
I created this page mainly with Gelatos!

First I prepared my paper by painting the entire surface with Gesso

Then I started coloring with the Gelatos.
They color like crayons and come in lots of different colors.

Look what happens when it is blended all together with a brush and water!
This is what I love about Gelatos! They are so smooth and easy to work with. 
Lots cleaner than paints and stains! Hey, but I love those, too!

Next I need to start adding texture with stencils, stamps and more Gelatos! 

Now I have cut out shapes of pumpkins and gourds with Tim Holtz tissue paper. I glued them down with Modge Podge. I colored around the shapes with a gray Gelato and smeared it with my finger to shade the different shapes. Easy! Peasy!

Added more colors and shading with the Gelatos.

After I was satisfied with the coloring, I wanted to add more details and texture.
I did this with paint splatters and stamping. I cut out leaves in some white card stock with my new Serendipity stamps. LOVE these!!! And then colored the leaves with Distress Inks.

The sentiment was stamped on a wooden label form Studio Calico.

More leaves, twine and button.

And the finished product:

I am gonna frame this and use for part of my Thanksgiving decorations.
I hope you like my page and have maybe learned a little something about Gelatos!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Oak Leaf, Maple Leaf (Serendipity Stamps)
Accessories: Faber-Castell Gelatos(7kidscollegefundstore); metal flower -Tim Holtz(7kidscollegefundstore); wooden label(Studio Calico); twine, burlap ribbon(stash)


Lisa Elton said...

Spectacular piece of art Mackie, you ROCKED this project!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wowza Mackie! What a fabulous journal page! You really worked magic with those gelatos!

Maria said...

Wow! What a gorgeous fall creation! Love all the colors and texture! I would certainly frame this pretty!

Darnell said...

What a joy to see a magnificent work of art and read that it is actually going to be framed!! Nothing less would do for this brilliant piece, Mackie!! Hugs, Darnell

Sue Lelli said...

I am so IMPRESSED, Mackie! Love the end result and how you worked magic with those gel atoms! Love the embellies you added! Fab page waiting to be framed!

*Vicki* said...

Wow! Really gorgeous project! Love your finished design! Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial on how you went about doing this! HUGS :)

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! Really stunning. I wouldn't know where to start with something like this, so its great to see the processes you went through.
Caroline xxx

Jackie W said...

Amazing journal page, Mackie! Your work is stunning! Thanks for the tutorial! I just purchased my first set of gelatos, and can't wait to dive in! I hope it is as easy as you make it look! ;) I just became your newest follower!
Jackie :)

Geri said...

Hey Mackie! Thanks for your sweet comment on my MUSE card. I wanted to stop by your place and say hello, and.....OH MY GOODNESS girl - you are amazing!!! Your work is art. I am blown away by your talent and creativity. Your mixed media creations are out-of-this-world stunning! As soon as I hit send on this comment I am signing up to follow your blog! Wow....

Kelly said...

Mackie this is a gorgeous page! I love it, just smearing gelatos, so funny. I love playing with them too as they blend perfectly and I love the addition of the pumpkins and gourds, so beautiful.
Hugs Kelly

Ann Marie Governale said...

Your work is beautiful!! I am looking forward to learning so much from you! I am now your newest follower! xxx Ann Marie (7 Kids)

Jill Norwood said...

Mackie this is stunning! I love it! Thanks for showing all of your steps! I love the incredible shading and detail! It is just so beautiful! Glad you are going to frame it! Don't forget to sign your name! :)