I bought a few Gelatos®, as I'd seen Kerry from Tulis demonstrating with them a few times now, and I thought it was time I had a play myself.
Gelatos™are a creamy, water-based paint stick. If you've ever used Shiva sticks, they are a little like that. Except Shiva sticks are oil-based and Gelatos® are water-based, with all the benefits that that brings - easier cleanup, less fumes, less time to dry etc.
My colour selection for experimenting was: black liquorice, black cherry, metallic blueberry, aqua dolce, pistachio, and red cherry. Sounds delicious! I made sure I had a dark and a light and a metallic in my selection to give me a good range to see different results.
The first thing I tried was using a stencil. I'm actually using a reverse stencil (the positive image, rather than the negative cut-out). It was the left-over paper backing from a fusible web shape and I was just grabbing what was lying around, but you could make stencils from freezer paper, stencil plastic or use something already cut like a paper doily.
I made a little video of how the experiment went. Spoiler alert - it went really well!
I'm going to try another way to work with them soon, and perhaps I'll share a video of that too.
Have you ever tried Gelatos®? What was your favourite way to use them?