Art Journaling with Gelatos
All levels | 31 min 43 sec
Art Journaling with Gelatos
Mou Saha loves to make mixed media art with gelatos (and no, we’re not talking about ice cream). Gelatos are watercolor sticks that come in chapstick-like tubes, perfect for creating richly layered art journal pages. Mou begins this class by showing how to create a vibrant background using collage and stamps, then she creates patterns and depth with gelatos and stencils to build unexpected designs. Create a focal point on each page with drawings and add text layers with paint or a brush tip marker. By the end of this class, you’ll have the skills you need to create fanciful pages bursting with color and texture. 
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Watercolor paper (cold press, 140 lb), cut to 5 3/4” x 8 1/2”
  • Rubber stamps
  • Permanent ink for stamping (India ink marker/ Solvent ink pad)
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Waterproof pens (Mou uses Faber-Castell Essential PITT Artist Pens in Black)
  • Gelatos (Mou uses Faber-Castell Iridescents Gelatos)
  • Acrylic paints
  • Watercolor paints
  • Paintbrushes (Mou uses Flat ½”, Round # 4, and Round #2)
  • Palette
  • Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in black
  • Found papers & recycled elements (for collage)
  • Baby wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Scissors
  • White gesso
  • Soft Matte Gel Medium
  • Faber-Castell Texture Gems – Metallics
  • Water
  • Blending stump
  • Heat tool (optional)
  • Stencil (optional)
Learn how to:
  • Work with gelatos
  • Create layered background with rubber stamping and collage
  • Draw from imagination
  • Brush letter words and phrases,
  • Use reverse stencils
What you’ll get:
  • Instruction on how to create textured mixed-media art journal pages using gelatos.
  • 7 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list for easy shopping
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Mou Saha
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
678 users recommended this class to a friend
Malinda Ringo
I've had gelato's for years and really didn't know how to use them and now can hardly wait to get started!
February 26, 2023
This was sooo inspiring - thanks a lot :-)
February 11, 2023
Elizabeth Meyer
Great ideas and great inspiration. Good for a beginner in a slump like me but a more experienced crafter or artist could also be inspired. Very calming and no judgement kind of class.
January 21, 2023