September 21, 2013

Faber Castell Gelatos- Reviews

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Today I will be sharing product review and techniques of Faber castell Gelatos. Believe me you will fall in love with this product over and over again. It is so versatile.

Gelatos are creamy rich colors and blend smoothly with or without water.Gelatos can be used on any surface paper, chipboard, cork, canvas. The color glides on smooothly onto the papers and can be dissolved with water to giver watercolor effects.They are acid free and odorless.

Gelatos can be used in diffrent ways to create number of effects. This is a picture heavy post so catch ur cup of coffee and sit back relaxing.


1. Gelatos directly on paper. Here I have made this card by applying gelatos directly onto paper and blending with finger. See how beautifully it blended.

2. Gelatos with water. I created this background by directly applying gelatos onto the paper and blending with finger and then spritzed the tag with water. It reacted with water and gave a translucent effect.

3. Gelatos with heat embossed backgrounds. Now this one is my favourite technique as you can see how the designed got enhanced. I directly applied gelatos onto the heat embossed surface and rubbed with finger. removed excess off with tissue paper and tadaaa the background is ready to use.

I have used metallic gelatos for this tag. Can you see the shimmer. I know camera couldn't capture the true shimmer but in person its looking awesome.

4. Gelatos on dry embossed backgrounds. Now here is a trick. I glided gelatos on the reverse side of embossed tag and as you can see the design is clearly visible giving a perfect look for background.

5. Stamping with Gelatos. I directly applied gelatos to the stamp and slightly sprintzed with water and stamped it. nd it is giving a watercolor effect.

6. Watercoloring with gelatos. I have stamped this Prima doll and heat embossed it. Applied a very small amount of gelatos with my waterbrush and starting coloring same the way we did in our arts classes in schools.

7. Making own Flowers with Gelatos. I have stamped and heat embossed the flower with black embossing powder. and colored it with gelatos and added few liquid pearls in the center. See how vibrant it turned out.

And here is a complete tag. Did you check the awesome background and the colored doll?

So now as you see gelatos can be used in different ways, friends get your pack of gelatos and let your creative juices flow. these are available in custom pack of 4 gelatos and a complete set of 36 gelatos.

Hope this information helps you. If more info is needed pls leave comments and we will be more than happy to answer.




  1. Oh wow..this is so cool. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Thanks fo the info shilpi and really love them and you showed the different techniques to use and all are lovely ..where can we get these faber castell gelatos ..i cant find in indian online stores..

    1. Radhika thanks so much. You can get them at DieCutsandmore online shop. Check with Mansi Gupta Sharma.

  3. inspiring post shilpi, i didn't know that gelatos would such wonders, thanks for sharing


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