Tech Tip: Creating a Background with Gelatos

By Allie Stewart

September 7, 2016

Hello there! Today I have a layout to share using the September Shine On kit. I created the background for this page using Gelatos and the packaging technique.

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The packaging technique is really simple! All you need are Gelatos (or watercolors), a piece of plastic packaging, and water.

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First, use the Gelato and color onto the plastic. Add a little bit of water using a water brush or paint brush.

 

 

 

 

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Once you have water on the plastic, fold it into itself so it spreads throughout the plastic. Lay the plastic down onto the paper, and pull it up. Keep repeating this until you’re happy with your background!

 

 

 

 

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I used the Pinkfresh Studio paper tocut out flowers for the rest of my background.

 

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The mirror letters from Pink Paislee made a perfect title!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Gelatos technique makes beautiful backgrounds, and also works with traditional watercolor paints as well. It’s fun to mix colors as well! Thank you for joining me today!

 

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