There's More Than One Way To Use These Pigment Sticks
Learn why Faber-Castell Gelatos are a versatile must have for your stash!
When it comes to craft supplies with multiple uses, Faber-Castell Gelatos pack a punch. These pigment sticks are easy to use, have a creamy consistency and blend easily for a variety of applications to various surfaces. They are fabulous for mixed media projects because one pigment stick can create multiple textured effects on the same project. Let's take a more detailed look at what these pigment sticks are and how you can apply them to your next project.
Faber-Castell Gelatos are:
- Vibrant and rich in color
- Water-soluble allowing for various applications
- Acid-free and odorless
- Easily applied to paper, fabric, wood and canvas
- Easy to blend using your finger, a dauber or with a brush as a watercolor medium
Now that you know why they're so amazing, here are a few techniques to try:
- For a basic application, dry blend them with your finger. Experiment combining colors and applying on embossed or raised surfaces for a textured effect.
- Use as a watercolor medium by adding water with a brush.
- Dissolve a bit in water and use in a spray bottle.
- Apply directly to stamps and spritz your paper or stamp with water before stamping to create watercolor impressions.
- Scribble generously onto paper and spritz with water to create a drippy effect.
- Create a relief technique by using over embossing powder that has been heated with a heat tool.
- Use with stencils for unique and creative backgrounds. Apply water to your surface and press stencil down onto surface or use dry through the stencils.
- Mix into clay, gesso or other mediums for an opaque, glossy or matte texture. The finish will depend on the medium used.
These are just a few ways to use Gelatos. Experiment using the pigment sticks on different surfaces, alongside embossing folders or dies and with your favorite mediums for one-of-a-kind looks that are sure to impress! The videos below show Gelatos in action using a few of the techniques mentioned in this post. Check them out!