I got the gelato gift pack from Michaels and they are quite amazing! They are like a combination of oil pastel and watercolor in their behavior. I made 2 mixed media boards where I am going to contrast the different ways of application.
This was done oil pastel style. I first stamped the Hero Arts image with versamark ink. I then applied the Gelatos and smudged with my fingers to blend. Blended very easily and smoothly, and after it dries it is smudgeproof.
This was done watercolor blended. Again this was first stamped with versamark ink. I applied the Gelatos directo to paper and then used a wet paintbrush to blend. Blended very well with water and paintbrush, and much more control for tight spaces. Also Smudge proof once dry which took about an hour.
I am excited to work with them and do some mixed media Techniques! I am also going to do a tutorial series on layering over this week. I am going to do 4 classes on layering techniques including a tutorial on the above. Please stay tuned for the layering class! :)