Mixed Media Art Journaling Techniques with Faber-Castell Gelatos

Create a beautiful art journal page using Faber-Castell Gelatos and mixed media techniques.

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Hi Blitsy Fans! Today I have a fun art journal page to share with you using Faber Castell Gelatos from the Pastel collection. I am working in an old book I found at a thrift store as my art journal. I love creating art journals from old books because I have an instant background with the text and it takes away some of that blank canvas fear I sometimes have if I am just looking at a white page or canvas. I will always prep my pages using Gesso no matter what type of journal I am working in because this gives your paint something to hold on to. I will do two thin layers so it just gives my pages a white wash. You really do not need to get it that thick if you don't want to. You can rub your hand along an unprimed book page and then a book page with Gesso on it and feel the tooth that the page with Gesso has. There are many kinds of Gesso you can use, today I pulled out my Faber Castell Gesso since I knew I wanted to use Gelotos. Another tip I have when using old books for your art journals is to adhere 2 or 3 pages together to add stability to the pages you are working on. In the video, I show you how I do this using Faber Castell Gel Medium. Now, gather your stamps, markers and other supplies you may want to use to add texture to your background!

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Faber-Castell Gelatos Pastels set (colors used: Watermelon, Strawberry, Butter Cream, Kiwi, Aqua Dolce, Elderberry, Fig, Peach, Caramel)


Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen Big Brush (Light Green, Leaf Green, Light Colbalt Turquoise)

Golden Fluid Acrylic (Titanium White)

Dylusions Stencil (Dotted Flowers)

Dina Wakley Media by Ranger stamps (Positive Women)

Stabilo Woody 3 in 1 (black)


India Ink (Black)

Tsukineko Versafine Ink (Onyx Black)

Background stamps

Old book

Uniball Black Pen

Makeup Sponge

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