While I love Gelatos, I haven't always had 100% reliable results with them. A little more practice would undoubtedly tip the scales in my favor. But, a one minute video HERE
from Unity has increased my chances of success with this quick and super-simple technique . . .
. . . take a Gelatos crayon and rub it a few times over the textured surface of a small, dry sea sponge. Mist it with water and dab onto your watercolor cardstock. Layer with another color or two as desired, using the same dabbing motion for nice, lacy results. Use the same sponge to enhance blending, or switch to a different sponge for each color for more distinct layering – your call. It's my new favorite technique with Gelatos: hard to fail with this one!
Cardstock: Bazzill Lilac, The Paper Cut Watercolor paper, Strathmore
Soft White, Stampin’ Up Vellum
Stamps: Wordsworth Christ Has Made
Inks: Encore Silver, ColorBox Dragonfly Black, Gelatos Metallic
Grape, Boysenberry, Raspberry, Black Cherry
Emb Powder: B’Muse Sterling Silver
Dies: EK Success punch Tomato (I used just the starry leaf cluster)
Doo Dads: Purple brads