Friday, November 22, 2013

Get It Scrapped: Getting the Chalkboard Look With Gelatos

You've seen the trend appearing in scrapbook supplies and you want to use it on your layouts too. You could buy some of the pre-made papers or elements, but, If you are like me, you might not be sure just how some of those fit into your stories. The easiest way to add the chalkboard trend is to create your own custom made papers or embellishments.

Black cardstock

Step One Lay the black cardstock over the top of a stencil.
Step Two Rub the Gelato across the cardstock and watch the pattern appear.

Really, it's that simple.

The Ambush by Christy Strickler Supplies| Cardstock: Colorbok; Letters: American Crafts; Patterned Paper: Studio Calico; Stencil: Prima: Chipboard: Simple Stories; Flair: A Flair for Buttons; Jewels: Hero Arts; Pen: Signo Uniball; Coloring Medium: Gelato by Faber Castell

I used a white gelato, but I invite you to experiment with other colors. You can also use your punches to create custom embellishments. If you create a large background, as I have done here, you may find that less is more when it comes to adding embellishments for the layout. 

Supply Options from Two Peas in a Bucket

Additional Resources

Gelatos Art: Misting and Rubbing Techniques from Get It Scrapped
Gelatos How to for Water Color Looks from Get It Scrapped
Scrapbook Ideas for Using Chalkboard Techniques and Products from Get It Scrapped
Trendwatch: Chalkboard Pinterest board
The Scientific Method- scrapbooking tutorials

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1 comment:

  1. This is such an awesome technique, Christy! And I love the pop of the bright colors from the Chevron pieces! I haven't tried Gelatos yet, but they may have to be on my next thing to try list!