Basic techniques with Gelatos
Blending and Edging
You can create extravagant backgrounds with either store-bought or home-made stencils. In the example, you can see that the first step is to apply Gelato to the back of a masking stencil. Moisten the paper and then lay the stencil onto it. Depending on the pressure, you can create a pastel or more intensely coloured print. Stencils are great for use with both dry and wet techniques. Gelatos can be rubbed into or sprayed onto the holes in the stencil. You can also lighten areas to great effect by reducing the colour with a baby wipe or cleaning cloth.