My Newest Fave…Gelatos®!

This post is brought to you by Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®. As always, all opinions are 100% my own!

Ok friends, if you’re looking for a fun, versatile crafting medium to play with, you HAVE to try Gelatos®! Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® sent me some Gelatos® to play with and oh my, they are my new favorite thing! 

Gelatos® Art & Crafts

Watercolor Antlers with Flowers using Gelatos® pigments

Gelatos® are the cutest little acid-free pigment sticks that glide on creamy smooth. They can be blended with or without water and are  so easy to use! Gelatos® have rich, vibrant colors or watered down for more muted colors.

Here I used some Gelatos® like water colors {I love to watercolor!} and painted a pretty antlers and flowers art piece. I simply used a wet brush and rubbed the top of the Gelatos® to get some pigment. Then I painted on watercolor paper that I had leftover from the Michaels Makers Summit this summer.

Hand painted antlers and flowers art

I love how my antlers turned out! It took me about 4 tries to figure out how to paint antlers that didn’t look like sticks! lol {Davis can attest to all the wasted paper!} I did learn to paint the flowers first and then do the antlers. Live, craft, and learn, right? ha! {I’m a novice painter}

And for the record, painting 2 antlers to look the same is difficult….Really difficult!

Now Gelatos® come in a wide variety of colors.

Gelatos® creamy pigment sticks that can be blended with or without water

And yes, they sort of look like lipstick! The Gelatos® size and creamy texture along with their awesome blendability, make them easy to use and ridiculously fun. Check it out:

Gelatos® craft idea :: Stenciled flower

I put a flower stencil over a plain white notecard, rubbed Bubble Gum Gelatos®, Lemon Gelatos®, and Tangerine Gelatos® over the stencil.


Then I used a wet brush to blend the 3 colors and fill in the white spaces in the stencil.


While the pigment was still wet, I peeled off the stencil and this is how it turned out. Very pretty, right?! And look how vibrant and bright the colors are.

Watercolor Halloween Ghoul or Ghost

I also played around with a Coconut Gelatos® on black card stock and made some fun ghoulish images. I was impressed with how well the white showed up on the black.

Free Michaels Paper Crafting Class


Want to give these yummy Gelatos® a try? On Monday, September 14, 2015,  Michaels stores across the United States are hosting Free Paper Crafting and Mixed Media workshops where you’ll learn different techniques on a variety of surfaces. You’ll create a little swatch journal to take home. Find a class near you and sign up here.

Also, come join us for a Twitter chat on Tuesday, September 15, from 9-10:30 PM, EST, to talk about Gelatos® and to pick up your exclusive discount. So mark your calendar!! I’m hosting and I would love to chat with you! 

How would you use Gelatos®? Have you tried them before?

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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 2

    Wow, those look so fun! Neat that you can use them alone or like water colors. I’d love to try the stencils with them!

    1. 2.1

      I love how versatile they are!

  2. 3

    I have wanting to experiment with gelatos for quite a while. I love how your finished stenciled product turned out!

    1. 3.1

      Thank you, Roberrta!

    1. 4.1

      Thanks for stopping by, Jessica! :)

  3. 5
    Petrin Diaz

    Hi. I am a newbie with gelatos and wonder if i can use acrylic paint on top of a background worked with gelatos. Maybe this question is a strange, but i have doubts regarding! Thanks for answer.

    1. 5.1

      I would think you could use acrylic paint over the top. But I haven’t tried it..

  4. 6
    Glenys Jamieson

    Just what I’m looking for. Thank you so much.