Gelato Tutorial: Emboss Resist

Making splashes of color with several colors of gelato make a great background for card making or scrapbooking.  These little tubes of pigment hold a lot of happiness!


By Melissa Forsyth


Good morning everyone ,


Today’s Tutorial is on Emboss Resist – I am addicted to embossing but in a way its kinda old school . It still has its place but it was a old standby technique when this hobby first started getting popular .



Emboss Resist with Gelatos is really cool its adding some POW to a old technique . Everything comes full circle eventually in fashion I guess paper crafting is kind of the same.



I always use clear embossing powder on white paper and of course VERSAMARK this is the gold standard for watermark ink.

Then you are going to heat it till it becomes shiny (remember if you can smell something burning you heated it too much )

Once it cools off its time to start the Magic …. pick three of your favorite colors of Gelato .. this might be hard I love all of them . This can be done in color families or in three different colors .



This is using the wood grain background stamp … If you do not have background stamps in your collection I highly recomend that you invest in some .. Myself and a few of our other designers have designed some really great large and cheap background stamps . This is one of our newer releases and its pretty cool …



The colors on this I used are the Dark brown , White and gold and I mixed them all together .



Lightly wipe with a baby wipe to get the Gelato off the embossing and once its done it looks like a old barn board or a piece of driftwood .



For the last photo I added a little more of the dark brown to highlight the edges a little more.



Here is another take on the same technique:

Three colors of Gelato in the same color family, on top of another of my great background stamps.

Do not be AFRAID to add some color and the best part is … if its a little too much you can blot it off with a baby wipe . Below is all the colors blended with your fingers .

Taking a baby wipe in a circular motion you want to blend the colors and wipe the color off the embossing powder . I think that this is pretty a pretty neat technique .

I hope to see you again tomorrow … for another really cool technique . Please sign up and follow my new blog or leave me some love … I am always glad that you checked me out .


Hope you have a wonderful day



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