DIY: For the Love of Gelatos: Easy Watercolor Floral Tutorial

May 10, 2013


Abstract Florals Card with Faber-Castel Gelatos | Damask Love Blog

I’ve never considered myself an artist by any means, but I’ll tell you what …these Gelatos from Faber-Castell have be thinking I’m Georgia O’Keefe up in here!

I made this card a few weeks ago and wasn’t sure when I would post it, but considering this weekend’s 20% off sale that’s going on at Ellen Hutson, I think now is the time!

If ever you wanted some Gelatos, now is the time…and if your budget allows I would recommend the gift set that includes all 32 colors. Otherwise, I’d go for a few gelatos in the same color family so you can create pretty ombres and gradients.

Abstract Florals Card with Faber-Castel Gelatos | Damask Love Blog Abstract Florals Card with Faber-Castel Gelatos | Damask Love Blog

Creating this floral pattern is very simple:

{1} Select two shades in the same color family. In this case, I used red and pink. Draw semi circles in each color as shown.

{2} Use a water color brush or water pen (which in included with the gift set) to blend the two colors. By adding a lighter color, you’re able to create a somewhat realistic looking flower without too much difficulty.

{3} Two swipes of a green gelato create leaves and finish of your flower. EASY!

Abstract Florals Card with Faber-Castel Gelatos | Damask Love Blog

Abstract Florals Card with Faber-Castel Gelatos | Damask Love Blog

 

Abstract Florals Card with Faber-Castel Gelatos | Damask Love Blog

 

SUPPLIES:

Jennifer’s Watercolor Paper | Gelato Gift Pack | Hero Arts Blush Cards | Hero Arts Blush Envelopes

5 thoughts on “For the Love of Gelatos: Easy Watercolor Floral Tutorial”

  1. great card front. I have been wanting to try out the geltos for some time, just need some funds šŸ™‚

  2. Love them! Will we be able to get them in the UK, if so when? If they are released over here will they be launched under the same name?

    1. Hi Liz! I am not entirely sure about the availability of this product in the UK. Since Faber-Castell is a worldwide company, I would imagine that you could get them there without a problem! Somewhere like the craft section at BHV in London might carry them.

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