Modeling Paste and Gelatos

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Since starting my art journal, I have been using so many new products. 
 Two of my favorites have been modeling paste and gelatos.
The modeling paste is wiped on over an inexpensive stencil I bought at Walmart.
If applied in a thin layer, it dries quickly and it leaves a raised image.  With all of my dies, I have been making my own stencils, too, with acetate.
After the modeling paste has dried it can be inked, painted, stamped on, sanded, or water colored like I have here with my gelatos.  Gelatos can be used in so many fun ways.  They come in a little tube like lip balm and can be applied directly to your project and blended dry.  You could add them directly onto your project and then blended with water.  I didn't want big globs of gelato on my project and going directly from the tube to the raised image would have left little chunks so I used a wet brush on the tip of the gelato to pick up color and then brushed it over the modeling paste to create a subtle ombre look.

Have a great weekend!

Cardstock: PTI White, WP9 Gelato
Stamps: WP9 Folk Art Florals and Embroidered Bouquet
Ink: PTI Raspberry Fizz, New Leaf, Hibiscus Burst, Versafine Onyx
Dies: PTI Double Ended Banner
Other: Liquitex Modeling Paste, Faber Castell Gelatos, Stencil


  1. Kara this is darling ~ I just love it!!

  2. This is GORGEOUS!! Perfect..perfect...perfect!! Have gelatos coming my way... thanks for the info on how to "play with them"!

  3. amazing! I love your artsy experimentations!

  4. Beautiful card Kara, your interpretation is perfect!

  5. This is so pretty! I love the texture from the modeling paste and the dimension on the flowers. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  6. Absolutely fabulous! I love the texture you got from adding the modeling paste - so fun! Love the sketch, too! Thanks for joining us at Cloud9!

  7. Fantastic take on your inspiration with these pretty colours! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  8. What a gorgeous card, Kara! It's so fun to see what you're making using new techniques!

  9. Fabulous take on both challenges! The modeling paste gives such great texture and I love your layered flowers!

  10. Love seeing the mixed media products on a card - especially hard to keep it CAS with these products, but you mastered it!

  11. Love your take on those beautiful cookies! I will have to try that gelato technique. TFS

  12. Kara, I love your take on this challenge - the use of the stencil is so special and unique! Beautiful!


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