Art Journaling with Gelatos
Beginner | 31 min 43 sec
Mou Saha loves to make mixed media art with gelatos (and no, we’re not talking about ice cream). Gelatos are watercolor sticks that come in chapstick-like tubes, perfect for creating richly layered art journal pages. Mou begins this class by showing how to create a vibrant background using collage and stamps, then she creates patterns and depth with gelatos and stencils to build unexpected designs. Create a focal point on each page with drawings and add text layers with paint or a brush tip marker. By the end of this class, you’ll have the skills you need to create fanciful pages bursting with color and texture. 
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Watercolor paper (cold press, 140 lb), cut to 5 3/4” x 8 1/2”
  • Rubber stamps
  • Permanent ink for stamping (India ink marker/ Solvent ink pad)
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Waterproof pens (Mou uses Faber-Castell Essential PITT Artist Pens in Black)
  • Gelatos (Mou uses Faber-Castell Iridescents Gelatos)
  • Acrylic paints
  • Watercolor paints
  • Paintbrushes (Mou uses Flat ½”, Round # 4, and Round #2)
  • Palette
  • Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in black
  • Found papers & recycled elements (for collage)
  • Baby wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Scissors
  • White gesso
  • Soft Matte Gel Medium
  • Faber-Castell Texture Gems – Metallics
  • Water
  • Blending stump
  • Heat tool (optional)
  • Stencil (optional)
Learn how to:
  • Work with gelatos
  • Create layered background with rubber stamping and collage
  • Draw from imagination
  • Brush letter words and phrases,
  • Use reverse stencils
What you’ll get:
  • Instruction on how to create textured mixed-media art journal pages using gelatos.
  • 7 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list for easy shopping
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Mou Saha
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Elizabeth Meyer
Great ideas and great inspiration. Good for a beginner in a slump like me but a more experienced crafter or artist could also be inspired. Very calming and no judgement kind of class.
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December 27, 2022
Melanie Perry
Great Class, easy to understand and follow. Great teacher!
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