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.
Thank you for sharing this. Now I have to add gelatos to my wish list! And girl I love your hair!!
Beautiful mixed media project! Love all the techniques and details on this work of art! Fabulous use of gelatos too! Thanks for sharing! :)
This is so darling!!! I always tend to forget about my gelatos. It is time to get them out again and start to play!!
this is amazing.
amazing. . . .beautiful mixed media project with gellatos. . .
Wow! Gorgeous project!
HOW NICE AND SO SWEET OF FEATURING SIMON!!! ;) LOOOOVE seeing the process of this! THANKS RITA!!!!!!!!!! ;)
Wow, that girl is amazing! The dog is great and the colors are fun. Thanks for sharing.
Awesome–love the dog.
so cool, love the rough background with the soft image.
Awesome project! The doggie is so cute!
Wow this is amazing it makes me want to use my gelatos more
Wow! Such a talented artist! Thanks for sharing this very special project!
I never would have guessed that you used Gelatos. So pretty.
Wonderful technique . Thanks for sharing
Have never used Gelatos but each time I see them used I get closer. I actually have used Gesso and ordered some. This mixed media stuff is fascinating, so unique and beautiful.
Beautiful project and makes me want to get my gelatos out to play! Love the texture cement, too!
Thanks for sharing this! I never new about Gelatos. Looks fun to use!
This portrait in mind blowing. Cuteness all over
Thank you for inspiring me to get my gelatos out! Beautiful and happy design.
WOW, great job Rita.
Wow Rita, this mixed media piece is amazing!!!
Thanks for the tip about layering gesso over the pencil drawing first! Lovely work!
This is awesome!! Rita Barakat is the queen of Mixed Media! Love all of her arts and tutorials :) Thanks a lot for the tip today :)
Looks great! I would like to try mixed media!
Wow Rita, what a fab work of art!
That is absolutely incredible!
Rita is SO Talented! Love her work!!!
Awesome! It came out Beautiful! As a Mixed Media Artist I love to continue to learn to use different products for different effects! Can’t wait to try!
Very cute! Sweet that she added the dog!
The SECOND I saw the image I KNEW it was Rita’s work – LOVE her STYLE!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CRAFTY AWESOMENESS and CREATIVE INSPIRATION with us Rita :)
Such a beautiful drawning! Love the little dog :) And great to see more of these materials here…
Wow, I haven’t thought of using my Gelatos outside of card making. Thanks for the inspiration!