Thursday 12 March 2015

Under The Sea - Gelatos, Peel Offs & Glitter!

Today I would like to share with you 2 tags I made yesterday. 

 This pair of tags were made using the Tim Holtz wrinkle free distress technique, but with Faber-Castell Gelatos!

I have the starter kit of 10 Gelatos and these have been more than enough to get me started!  I found the Gelatos dissolved very nicely when scribbled onto my glass mat and misted with water. I just mixed a little with my fingers then I was ready to mush and swipe the tag into the colours!

I used the #8 Ranger Manila Tag for the larger size tag and whilst at it decided to do a mini version using some old smaller luggage tags I had laying around. 

The #8 Ranger Manila Tag
The Gelato back ground was finished off with Seedless Preserve Distress Ink  brushed on through a stencil and the edges were inked in a Charcoal coloured Chalk Ink Pad. 

The white net is actually an upcycled bag that oranges came in! I thought this added perfectly to the underwater effect. 

The smaller luggage tag
I dusted off and brushed the moth balls away from my box of old Peel Off Stickers after receiving an unofficial challenge to try to use them again! 

I chose fish and shell ones and stuck these down onto a piece of card that I had already stuck extra wide double sided tape to. I then smushed (yes smushed!) ultra fine glitter into the exposed sticky areas before brushing off any excess and fussy cutting out. My craft room, myself and the dogs are now covered in the horrible stuff!! 

Anyway!, to finish off, I stamped out the Under The Sea sentiment and mounted everything onto the tags using Pinflair silicone glue.

Thankyou for stopping by! 

If anyone has any suggestions for other Gelato techniques I'd very much like to hear from you!



  1. Outstanding tag, Sam, what wonderful techniques you have here, superb colours and detail, hugs xx

  2. These tags are fabulous - love the nbackground you have created, your glittery fish and shells - great use for the peeloffs! Love the use of the upcycled oranges bag- super project!!

  3. Epic! The colours are so scrummy! The peel offs look awesome with the glitter. I also love your use of very technical terms! lol xx

  4. Two fabulous tags. Love the fish and the backgrounds. Great use of the bag that the oranges came in too

  5. Yay, great to see you using peel-offs, these tags really show off how effective they can be, awesome job! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  6. These are gorgeous tags. Hugs Jackie


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