Gelatos creative trend: water-soluble crayons for mixed-media artists

Gelatos
Creativity made easy: Gelatos is the name of the highly pigmented crayons from Faber-Castell. Their intensively vibrant colours and ease of use are bound to impress. Thanks to their creamy smooth consistency, they glide on easily over a variety of surfaces such as paper, fabric, canvas or wood. Whether used wet or dry – Gelatos are highly versatile. They can be used for painting or smudged with a finger to create colour shades and blended colours. Gelatos can also be dissolved in warm water and used as a spray paint. Since they are water-soluble, they can also be used with a brush to achieve attractive watercolour effects. Gelatos are also superb for stamping: simply dampen the surface of the stamp, coat with one or more colours and press onto the paper. The crayon sticks are also ideal for collage techniques and mixed media. The acid-free, odourless crayons are sold in assorted colour sets, together with a brush and a small stamp. 

Product examples

Watersoluble crayons Gelatos gift set 33ct
£59.99
Watersoluble crayons Gelatos Tropical 6ct set
£9.65
Watersoluble crayons Gelatos Brights 15ct set
£24.50
Watersoluble crayon Gelatos Masquerade 6ct set
£9.65

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Gelatos
Compact acid-free pigment sticks glide on creamy smooth for vibrant color and coverage.
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Tutorials

How to use Gelatos for dry and wet techniques
Different techniques expand the possibilities for the creative work with Gelatos.
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Gelatos - water soluble crayons - butterflies
How to craft butterflies with Gelatos
It looks very attractive, when the butterflies are glued onto the canvas in assorted colours.
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How to craft a bookmark with Gelatos
Using Gelatos to create a bookmark
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How to craft birds with Gelatos
Inspiration with Gelatos
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Video Tutorials

How to use Gelatos - Butterflies
Tutorial with Susanne Rose showing how to create beautiful butterflies with Gelatos.
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How to use Gelatos: Dripping
Tutorial with Donna Downey showing the dripping technique with Gelatos
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How to use Gelatos: Dry Resist
Tutorial with Donna Downey showing the dry resist technique with Gelatos.
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How to use Gelatos: Stamping
Tutorial with Donna Downey showing the stamping technique with Gelatos.
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How to use Gelatos: Techniques with hot glue
Tutorial with Donna Downey showing a technique with hot glue and Gelatos.
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