Saturday, January 4, 2014

A Card Made With Faber Castell Gel Sticks

Today while at Jerry's Artarama I found all kinds of fun artist tools made by Faber Castell for kids. I decided to buy a few different sets including oil pastels, gel sticks and beeswax crayons. I am waiting for the Gelatos from Faber Castell to come in the mail but couldn't resist buying the gel sticks. They were only $16 for both sets. According to Faber Castell they are similar to Gelatos only made for kids. So they are not lightfast or permanent.

I made the card below using several Cuttlebug embossing folders. I cut the embossed circle from the folder and applied several colors of gel sticks directly to the circle. I then used my finger to blend the colors. The gel sticks are similar in consistency to a lipstick. They are extremely creamy. They catch the raised area but leave the recessed areas uncolored if you are gentle.
I then used another folder to emboss the dark brown card stock background. I applied gel stick to the raised areas and the edge of the card stock. What is so great about the gel sticks is that you can use them on lots of surfaces. The little flower is wood with gel stick applied and a liquitex paint pen for the details.

1 comment:

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful card Cora - I have the gelatos and am enjoying 'playing' with them too!