July 3, 2015

Creating a collage backgound using gelatos

Happy Friday friends! Today, I have a fun layout to share with you. I used the July kit from Clique Kits which featured lots of goodies from Chickaniddy Crafts! I love the 345 collection! I've been wanting to play with some mixed media for a while now so I decided to pull out my gelatos and have fun with this layout. I had so much fun creating this layout. Although it to a lot of time to make, it was well worth it. What do you think? And I am going to share with you, step-by-step how easy the background was to make!

 
Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts, Patterned paper: Stickers: Brads: Stamps: Enamel keys and arrow: Sticker alphas: Chickaniddy Crafts, Flair: Clique Kits, Paint dabber: Ranger (Pearl), Gelatos: Faber-Castell, Circle Stamps: Hero Arts, Washi tape: Freckled Fawn, Heart punch: Epiphany Crafts, Black pen: Marvy.
 
1st: Pick 3 of your favorite gelato colors. I picked yellow, blue, green and light pink.
 
 
2nd: Use the gelatos to cover the entire surface of the white cardstock. Don't worry if your gelatos break.
 
 
3rd: Once the entire paper is covered, use a paint brush and water to blend in the gelatos. Do one color at a time to avoid mixing the colors together. After you blend in the gels, use your fingers to smear the gels into the white cracks.
 

 
4th: Once the paper is dried, take a Pearl paint dabber by Ranger and dab several circles onto the paper.
 
 
5th: If you are looking to do a little more with your background, feel free to add a few stamped images or stencils. I added circles.
 
 
Once you are satisfied with the background of your layout, adhere your photo and start scrapping!
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that I have inspired you to give gelatos a try. There may be gelatos available in the Clique Kits Store. Feel free to use coupon code "NICOLE10" to save 10% on your store purchase (excludes kits).

9 comments:

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Totally amazing work!!! Wow!!!!

Leeann Pearce said...

Oh Nicole thanks for popping by and thanks for your friend request too. i am a fan of your work... and i adore this page and how you created the background. awesome thanks so much.

Sarah said...

I love your background on this page Nicole! It's so awesome!!

Caroli Schulz said...

Your background is stunning and so inspiring! Thank you for sgharing <3

Aliza said...

That looks amazing!

Donna Espiritu said...

Such a cool background. I have yet to get myself familiar with gelatos :D

Colortypes Sophie said...

Love your background! You make me want to own some gelatos!

Mariah Hechler said...

This is so beautiful!!

Allie Stewart said...

That background is AWESOME! :)