Friday, May 17, 2013

Mixed Media Houses with Gelatos

Hey, my blog friends and Faber-Castell fans, HAPPY Friday! Today,
I am sharing with you these cute mixed media houses using my favorite
Faber-Castell product - Gelatos.
I had so much fun to play with these coloring products and can't stop to
create more different houses. Love these Gelato's vibrate color and they
are easy to use. Here are some quick steps to show you how I made this project.

First, I prepared the materials and tools including Gelato®, Stamper's Big Brush Pen®, Gesso, Gel Meduim, sequin waste ribbon and an old book page, etc.
I also cut a piece of linen canvas paper (size about 3" x 7") into a house shape.

After I drew some lines of the roof, window and door on the paper, I pasted some ripped small pieces of old book page using Gel Medium.

I applied different colors of Gelato on the paper randomly and black Gelato on the roof then used brush pen with water to spread the colors.

Next, I added a thin layer of Gesso to blend with all the colors and made colors softer. Then edged the house and outlined the window and door with black Gelato.

Drew some scalloped lines and shaded the window and door using the white Stamper's Big Brush Pen. I also used the Dot Dabber and sequin waste ribbon to make more texture.

After adding the cutout embellishments, I added a layer of Glaze to make a beautiful sheen and protect the surface.

I used the same techniques and made two more houses except on the left house, I used the Palette Knife and sequin waste ribbon to add Gesso on it.
And on the middle house, I used Gelato and white Stamper's Big Brush Pen to make bubbles and added some stamped text.
Please hop over Faber-Castell blog for more details of the supplies I used on this project.

I also share my project at: Artist in Blogland, Creative EveryDay and

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Meihsia ^_^


  1. Meihsia,

    Your houses are gorgeous! When I first read your post title I was thinking Gelato ice cream ... lol. Wonderful coloring.

  2. These are so cute!I love the wonderful colours.

  3. love anything with the word gelato in them!so cute

  4. SUPER AWESOME! I love the colors you used and wow are they charming. Thanks for sharing. :) Happy PPF!

  5. Oh how cool, just love these! HPPF!

  6. Your creations with inks, mists and paints are so inspirational, Meihsia! Love the look of these houses!

  7. Hello Meihsia
    These are fantastic. Your elements look great.

  8. One of my favorite things to paint is these ones! Very fun!

    Hugs Giggles

  9. Lovely little houses. Love the colours!

  10. Your little houses are so cute. I like them. Thanks.

  11. So cute! Loving these little folk style houses.

  12. Hi Meisha, I've so been enjoying your blog. Thanks for contacting me. Here is a link to mine, please do stop by and take a look xxx

  13. What happy homes you have created in these houses.....wonderful. Happy PPF

  14. These are gorgeous Meihsia. I am trying to make some house, chinese house, it's giving me some trouble:), also my friend is going to the US and will bring me back some gelatos, I can't get them where I live, anywho my dear, I love your houses and am going now to see how you created them, have a wonderful weekedn..

  15. Oh my word...these are adorable!! Will we be seeing an array of these at Christmas too??? :D They are so wonderful, they'd be versatile for so many occasions!
    Lisa x

  16. What lovely little houses! I love the clocks on their roofs:) HPPF

  17. these houses are so sweet and fabulous!!! Love the colors!

  18. Sweet little houses for sure. I love the license plates on the doors! I haven't tried Gelatos yet but must do so soon!

  19. so sweet! love the clocks on the roofs :)