Mixed Media with Gelatos
Hi readers! Happy Monday! We’re very excited to welcome special guest Rita Barakat to our blog who has made an adorable mixed media project in our honor using a variety of Faber-Castell products! Check it out!
As a guest post for Simon Says Stamp I thought it might be fun to include a little dog in my mixed media project! I drew this especially for the occasion!
After finishing my drawing, I add a very thin layer of Gesso, this provides a predictable surface to accept Gelatos or paint or whatever medium I choose as well as preserves my drawing underneath. Gelatos are fun to use, coloring right on the surface or using a small wet paint brush and dipping it into the Gelato.
After I painting my images I work on the background. (For me, if the image doesn’t turn out the background is unimportant so I do the image first.) I use a spatula to spread a layer of Whipped Spackle and Cement Texture Luxe. Both mediums can be mixed with Gelatos but I spread them onto the surface, allow them to dry, then I add color. For this project I used Squid Ink and Silver Gelatos.
Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacturer websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® and freelances for a variety of manufacturers.
WOW! So fabulous!
This is so amazing!
Thank you ladies! I loved making this project for Simon Says Stamp!
It is a super cool project, love the doggie!!
Wow, love your drawing! Awesome project, thanks for sharing with us.
Such impressive artistry…Thank you for sharing!
What an amazing piece of art! Thank you for sharing your fabulous project!
Great project Rita! Such a cute dog.
P.S. I love your hair color.
This is so cool!
One of your best guest posts every. So many products we don’t often get to see used…and of course now I want some.
What a neat project. The gelatos are cool. I have some.
I like your hair color too Rita.
Wow, great project! ;-)
Wow that’s really impressive! Great work!
I won’t be doing anything as grand, but thanks for the tips on the various mediums.
Wow, what an amazing project, love your Gelatos techniques, such great coloring!
Wow!! This is Awesome!!
Absolutely adorable project !
Love Rita’s mix media creations.
Your canvas/art is very beautiful! So very inspiring and wonderful, thanks for the awesome techniques too Karen x
Awesome art work and so adorable. tfs!
Awesome drawing. Never saw Gelatos used with a small paint brush to paint details. Great technique. Thanks for your talent.
What fun. LOve the cute dog. Thanks for showing your process. Hugz
Simon is darling.
Great mixed media project.
thanks for sharing.
Love the colors and the textures!!! Your drawing is darling! :)
Amazing project Rita!
Love the drawing. You should turn it into a sketch.
Fun project, Rita. Thanks for the inspiration!
Wow, such a beautiful piece of art work!!
She is beautiful!!
Love this project Rita and I learned something! I never realized you often draw your image and then work on your background. Intuitively I’ve wanted to do that, but I felt like I shouldn’t. I have no idea why I felt that way – you know I’m a rebel so why was I worried about that rule?! LOL!
I can’t wait to try this in my current art journal – the image then the background!
gorgeous I have not tried my hand at gelatos or those new distress crayons
This is absolutely wonderful and the dog is so cute. Love your painting. Thanks for sharing.
Amazing project. I bet Simon is super proud. ;-)
Beautiful work! Always love your ladies. The background on this one is amazing. Looking forward to the live stream on Wed.
Just delightfuL!! Love the girl and the pup!
Rita is a brilliant artist!!!
Wow this is one talented lady!!!
Fun project! Love the little dog!
Wonderful project – you are so talented!
Beautiful project! Amazing drawing and stunning background!
Wow! Fabulous Rita! TFS
Lovely work Rita. I’m always afraid to jump in and do a canvas. I don’t know why, it’s not like it needs to be perfect. I follow Faber Castell on You Tube and enjoy seeing your projects there. Thanks for sharing.
Wow!! Awesome coloring!! I purchased some gelatos a while back and didn’t use them that much yet. You’ve inspired me to drag them out & play with them some more..thanks for the inspiration!!
This is absolutely beautiful! I just purchased some Gelatos and have not used them yet – looking forward to trying them out – Need to get some Gesso
I’ve never tried gelatos but they look like fun! Great project!