DIY Gelato Painted Quote Frame

Posted by Meghan Quinones

Faber Castell Gelatos are basically "crayons" for adults. I tried my hand at using Faber Castell Gelatosfor the first time EVER and got such a beautiful result!

Since it was my first time using this product, I decided to go with a simple project. I colored a wooden frame with my Gelatos and then used a paint brush to blend all of my colors together. The Gelatos blended beautifully on my wood and the colors really popped!

To finish my frame, I used a quote stamp that felt perfect for this project. My colorful frame is anything but ordinary, so my quote "Leave Ordinary Behind" was very fitting!

Check out all of the lovely Faber Castell Gelatos we will have on sale today at Blitsy! Faber Castell Gelatos are luscious acid-free pigment sticks that glide on creamy vibrant color and blend beautifully with or without water. They will work well on light or dark papers, smooth or textured surfaces, even flocked papers and canvas, and with a variety of stamping techniques from traditional direct to stamp to reverse stamping. You'll find more uses as you experiment with them!

Have you ever used Faber Castell Gelatos? What do you love the most about them?

Here's what you'll need:

- Faber Castell Gelatos (with paint brush)
- Wood Frame
- Quote Stamp
- Ink Pad
- Paper
- Scissors
- Cup of Water

Let's get crafty!

Step 1: Use your Gelatos to create random color patterns all over your frame.

Step 2: Dip your paint brush in water and begin going over your colors in a circular motion.

Step 3: Continue swirling your paint brush and blending all of your colors on your frame until your entire frame is blended.

Step 4: Trace the paper that came inside of your frame onto your piece of paper. Stamp your quote onto your paper (my stamp was Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Random Quotes Stamp Set). I took my lightest pink Gelato and went over my words. I then rubbed my wet brush over the color to add extra detail to my quote. Once your paper is dry, place it in your frame! :)