Today's class, the third session of a four-session set, involved coloring with a new medium, Faber-Castell's Gelatos. (how bizarre is it that I can't find these things on the F-C website?)
First we played around with these things, which come in a tube much like Chapstick, trying watercolor paper, cheap card stock, and adhesive-backed canvas. And plain ol' water.
Then it was on to the card:
The second project was turned into a magnet, but began as a 3" x 3" stretched and prepped canvas.
A little spritzing with the plain ol' water, then smeared with the Gelatos of our choice. I used the same sage-y (they call it Pistachio) green that I used on the card, then used a darker green more to the blue side of green around the edges. Once I was happy with the color smearing, I set the canvas aside to dry and used a bright yellow to color a scrap of Neenah Solar White and then stamped the butterfly in Tsukineko's VersaFine "Onyx Black," which is my go-to black for most stamping. The butterfly is from the same butterflies-and-flowers stamp-and-die set as the flower image used for the card. The sentiment is also a HA stamp, from a clear-stamp set. I stamped it a couple of times with the "Sepia" on more scraps of Neenah Solar White, then used the same Gelato colors I used for the canvas, with a bit more of the blue-green on the "Create Your Own" part.
I love my LSS, Stamp Fever!