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" Reflection "- Gelatos on Canvas

Hello everyone, Swarup here with a canvas that's worth framing!.......

........and all it took me to create this beauty were some GelatosĀ® and Stamper's Big Brush Pens.

Last week we had some totally unseasonal warmth and of course instead of snow we had some really heavy downpour.  This painting is a reflection of that beautiful winter evening . As I was driving through this rain , I noticed these beautiful colors being reflected in a puddle by the traffic signal, perhaps of the lights, colors of the cars and the sky, all blended together so well that it called for a beautiful painting!

..and what better way to depict water than by using water soluble Gelatos!

 

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Here is step by step tutorial , so you can create one yourself..........

the supplies-

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Step 1- Start with a pre- gessoed  canvas or apply 2 layers of gesso befor you start , it helps the color to spread more evenly and easily. Apply mettalic Teal Gelato and spray water using a spray bottle enough to move the color and let it drip. These Gelatos are  soft and creamy and full of rich pigment , they move so easily and despite all the water, the colors  stay extremely vibrant.

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 Step 2- Apply metallic blue Gelato and repeat step 1

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Step 3- Continue adding more colors and spraying them until they drip

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 Step 4- Add a hint of red Gelato and spray and tilt the canvas.

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Step 5- Once you are satisfied with the  depth of colors and the canvas is completely dry, take a bottle cap and stamp those circles and fill them in using Stampers Big Brush Pens .

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Step 6- let dry completely, then  take Glossy accents and apply it at the top and tilt your canvas so that it has the drippy effect, like water flowing on glass!,

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There you have it ..all done and ready to frame!....hope you are inspired and  give it a try!

 

Supply list-

Faber Castell Design Memory Craft

Stampers Big Brush Pens

Dark Chrome Yellow-109,

Cobalt Blue-143,

Deep Scarlet Red-219,

May Green-170

Metallic GelatosĀ® -Blue and Teal

Red Cherry Gelatos

Glossy Accents

Swarup

Swarup MI am a self taught watercolorist and a  trained textile designer . Over  the last 20 years I have  learned how to blend them both and bring that into my Papercrafting. I have been scrapbooking and card making for more than a  decade now and immensely enjoy creating these mini masterpieces as I like to call them. I consider every card I create to be  a miniature piece of art and  usually favor a clean and simple style in my card making..and  enjoy a bolder look in  my  Art journals. I enjoy photography and love to travel.

I  blog  as Sanketi and love sharing my work with others. I  have been published in Designed to color magazine , Simply Handmade and Cards Magazines.

 

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