Saturday, January 4, 2014

Water Color HeARTs and More!

Happy Saturday everyone! As many of you know, I'm obsessed with Gelatos lately! They work well on many materials, however since they are water-based they work best on Water Color Paper! So today, just in time for Valentine's day and my Gelatos obsession, we have Water Color Paper and Masonite Heart Sets, New Cameos, not surprisingly a new Gelatos Set (smaller than the gift set), and more!

These sweet hearts were born not only for my desire to try all of the colors in my Gelatos Gift Set (as you can see I didn't stick with common Valentine's Day colors), but also as gifts for the Sweetheart Fairy Swappers! I generally make handmade gifts for the participants, however these will all be one of a kind! Time consuming, but I'm excited. Maybe a few per day? A little bit of daily art time is good for the soul! Wish me luck! These backgrounds are nothing but Gelatos and a water brush at this point. The supply list is for the next photo :). 

I also played with the new Large Masonite Heart Ornament. Very simple, but very fun. Sometimes there's nothing like good ol' paper and glue collage!

On New Years day, I had the pleasure of getting together with several of my good friends for a day of food, fun, and ART! Yes, we had tiaras too! I worked on my heart backgrounds which was great since they required very little concentration. I was free to gab. Doesn't get much better than that!
(The lovely lady in the Tiara is my talented friend Joanie. I'm of course behind my Gelatos.) 

A messy art desk in numbers is way more fun!

You still have lots of time to join in the Sweet Heart Fairy Shrine Swap! Fairies are due February 24th!

The stunning fairies above are by Design Team Member Linda Cain. You can find more photos and step outs on her blog HERE.

In case you missed it, Download this FREE Valentine ATC Collage Sheet HERE. We love our customers at Retro Cafe Art Gallery and want to thank you for your support! We are THANKFUL for YOU and we are looking forward to a wonderful and creative 2014!

Art Sample  by Design Team Member Amy Nieman using this free sheet! 


  1. Fabulous vivid little hearts - and looks like you all had fun round the craft table!
    Alison x

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  3. The use of gelatos look so intriguing. Havent got them yet, but they are definitley on my WISH list...xoxo Patti


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