Faber Castell sent me two packs of the their new Design Memory Craft media samplers to test out.
gelatos blend well together. They were also my favorite medium out of both packs. They're described as pigment sticks and remind me of oil pastels but are a little different in texture. What's interesting about the gelatos is that you can use them in replace of ink pads for stamps. I tested this out with a clear stamp which is pictured above. You'll notice the stamped image shows up lighter opposed to an ink stamped image.
One of the mentioned features is that the metallic pens and gelatos work well on dark paper. I decided to test this out. Here's where I think you can really see the possibilities of the sets. For the masquerade mask above I used the following mediums: color gelatos, metallic gelatos, metallic PITT, pastel pencil, and a watercolor pencil. The only other supplies used was black card stock and an embossing tool to achieve the feather and scale texture.
Click on image to get a better view of texture and colors.To enter the giveaway, leave a comment telling me what you would use these mixed media sets for. One entry per household. Please leave an email address so I can contact you if you win. The last day to enter the contest is Tuesday, April 26 2011. I'll announce the two winners Wednesday, April 27 2011. If I do not hear back from the winner after two weeks, I will choose a new winner. Open to everyone.
I feel like I've only scratched the surface with the capabilities of these mixed media sets. I'm looking forward to testing out new techniques with them in the future.