Sunday, March 1, 2015

Gelatos and Watercolors play

"Twas a lovely Saturday night for playing around;
the rain was coming down and DH had
the TV blaring, so I put in my earbuds, turned on Pandora
tuning into the Blues and decided to grab a nice glass of wine
(which could explain alot).
I broke out the gelatos and some leftover special papers I had
and went to town.
I didn't record the drawing of the lines, nor having to figure out
how much water and what brush to use because you probably know more
than I do at this point and it would've interrupted the 
creative process (snort).
Actually I didn't think of doing an actual blog post
of my adventures until way later.
 The above result come out pretty good.
But did I stop there?
Where's the fun in that.
 For some reason I decided that I wanted to make squares
and of course used the black gelato. :|
I should've really thought that through a bit more.
 Since that went so well
 I decided to break out the watercolors and play around.
Seriously, how bad can that work out.
 And the watercolors didn't turn out that bad.
In my head I was working my way toward doing "printables" but
not on the computer - because PSE and LR baffle me and I
wasn't quite sure of Word so......and I really wanted to get messy
and use my stuff so........
I decided to go live.
Being quite the multi-tasker I took another look at the gelato paper 
while the watercolors were drying. I wanted
to see if I could salvage anything and decided to smear
more gelato and water about to see if I could make 
it any better because seriously could it really get any worse.
I mean what are the odds of that.
 Setting the gelato paper aside 
the watercolor paper dried quite nicely and
I just whacked them up with scissors.
And then tried to figure out what I was going to do.
Since I can't draw a stick figure I decided that stamps were
the way to go.
(I experienced a moment of panic when I couldn't find my
favorite sets, as I had moved them to a different
container for the crop a few weeks ago).
However, after bugging a few people I figured out what happend
and got back to work.
The odds were 
Four out of seven- not bad.

I tried writing on one of squares- however, when under pressure
to write really cool - I caved....
therefore a blob of white paint took care of that.
I have no idea what happened to the brown one - oh yeah
the bycicle stamp I used - inside out/turned the wrong way
on the block so you can imagine my surprise when I 
saw it was a bigblackblob on the paper - 
and there was noooooo fixin' that one either.
And the houses just looked plain dumb and I had no idea 
where to go with that in that moment so
 I just set them aside to see that once dry, and if in the
light of day and the lack of wine and blues, 
they may or may not be salvageable.

I know you're on the edge of your seat in anticipation of 
where these are gonna go, so............
I'll keep you posted.


  1. LOL, I love the commentary so entertaining! I play like that too :) Personally I like the houses and I'm loving that gelato background. I still have to try these, they look fun! Looking forward to seeing what you do with these :)

  2. such a nail bitter how long do we have to wait? LOL the anticipation is killing me!!!! I love what you are doing so far.. broke out my gelatos the other too love working with them..

  3. great technique~you are such a good writer. love reading your posts. what a gift, I struggle at writing.

  4. Love how these turned out, Lynn, and yes I'm patiently waiting to see how you decide to use them. :)


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