My turn (Izzy) to show you what I came up with using the Gelatos this time. Time for me to start working on my Halloween samples (my favourite holiday of the year) and use the lovely Tando Creative Halloween goodies I have added to the site a few weeks ago.
Today, I have used the Layered Arch with Cobweb as well as the little spider from the grab bag and used the Gelatos for the background. I know I have said it before, and so has the DT, but they blend beautifully on gesso (not so much on plain card unless you add water) and it's very easy to achieve a gradient effect.
I started by covering the base (and the spider) with gesso and let it dry.
I glued the 3 arches together and painted them in black. Don't worry about the sides, you can do it later once you have glued the base.
Painted the spider in black too (not that you can see it here, but I did)
I traced the arch on the base with a pencil.
Next, I die-cut a circle in a piece of card (keep the circle for later) and used it to apply the Gelatos for the moon.
You can do so several ways:
- Add a bit of water on your finger and blend
- Blend them with no water (colours will be a bit richer)
- Use the Dot Dabber from the Tool Set
See the little yellow dish with water on my pictures? I use this to wash the Dot Dabber (then dry on a towel) between colours. Now using it to blend the greys and no traces of yellow on there.
For the greys I used Silver Ice and Earl Grey.
I covered the moon with the circle cut previously and added the greys.
I then coloured around the Witch with Raspberry, Chocolate and Mango Gelatos (sounds yummy, eh? ). Finally, I added touches of Squid Ink Gelato on the edges to give it a bit of depth.
The witch and pot are stamped and embossed.
Confession: I did not have any black embossing powder , so I stamped in black and embossed in clear and crystal.
But truly, it is not black enough. I would strongly advise to emboss with a black embossing powder.
Here you can see the metallic effect of Silver Ice which is perfect around the moon
I embossed my spider with Crystal embossing powder.
Did the same on the cobweb, but just touches here and there, not the whole thing.
Stamped the Lavinia cobweb in the corner and embossed it with Crystal emb. powder.
Stamped the Lavinia bats and embossed them too (use black emb. powder)
I then glued the base to the arches and painted the sides.
Details of the cobweb
Still was not happy with that black not black enough on the embossed images.
So I went over them with a permanent black marker. Et voilà!
Tando Creative: Layered arch with cobweb and Grab Bag of Spiders
Lavinia stamps: Willow the Witch, Cobweb and Bats
Versafine ink: Onyx Black
Spellbinder die: Classic Circles
DecoArt Americana paint: Ebony Black