5 Ways to use Gelatos from Amylee
Gelatos sticks, have you seen them?
At first glance, the attractive glossy packaging looks like a lip balm or a candy stick that children of the 80’s loved to suck or crunch. Well no, gelatos by Faber-Castell are only tasted with your fingers. They are small sticks of a creamy consistency protected by a plastic tube. The vivid coloured pigments are concentrated, water soluble, and allow a multitude of creative uses.
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These unique crayons are ideal for mixed media art. You can use your finger / a stamp / a brush / a spatula, or use them dry / wet / dissolved with water or mixed with modelling paste or a structuring gel. Gelatos are the favourites for scrapbooking, art journal, hand lettering, stencils … they’re so nice and easy to work with! They have a practical, twist out holder for cleanliness and ease of use.
Many supports are compatible with these crayons: paper, canvas, wood, cardboard …
GREAT TO KNOW – They are sensitive to high temperatures, avoid leaving your gelatos near a heat source, in direct sunlight or in a car.
2/ Soft Tool
You can create cloudy effects, blends, and gradations with your finger , a colour shaper, a cotton swab or a paper towel.
GREAT TO KNOW – A make-up sponge can also be used as a blender.
4/ With Water
Dissolved with water, the residue of gelatos makes it possible to create super watercolour effects with a brush, splashes or drips. My favourite papers for working with water: watercolour paper, fine grain (or cold pressed, 300 or 350gsm.
GREAT TO KNOW – Scribble gelatos on a plate, add water and mix with a paint brush. Once the pigment is fully dissolved pour the mixture into a small spray bottle and you have your own custom mist.
5/ Stamps & Stencils
Rub a stick of gelatos onto a stamp (rubber or wooden) before pressing on a sheet of paper. For a stencil, use a sponge or a stencil brush soaked with water and gelatos.
GREAT TO KNOW – Draw a circle on the bottom of a plate and with a brush add a few drops of water to get coloured ink.
Does it not make your mouth water all these colours? It does me.
- Most of these products are currently available at GreatArt Onlineor in their art supply shop in London Shoreditch.
Information for this article was provided by professional fine artist, Amylee Paris. You can visit her colourful portfolio or follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
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