By Nicole Tinkham
We don’t often describe our art supplies as “yummy”. We might use the words funky, creative, or exciting but never “yummy”. Not unless of course, we’re talking about Gelatos by Faber Castell or the supplies that go with them. If you’re not familiar, Gelatos are acid-free pigment sticks that glide and blend easily on paper or canvas. We’re really in love with the vibrant colors; they’re simply delicious. While they sound good enough to eat, we’ll actually be talking about the icing on the cake today in what is known as “Whipped Spackle”. Read on to find out why this art supply is so yummy and how you can use it in your next project!
What is it?? –> Designed for mixed media projects, whipped spackle is a textured gesso without the weight of heavy gesso. It’s ideal for creating dimension in mixed media artwork on any surface.
Just a few ways you can use it…
• Swipe Whipped Spackle over a stencil for a raised texture design
• Press textured items into it (bubble wrap comes out really cool), and it will hold that texture
• Add COLOR to your Whipped Spackle creation by using powders, inks, Gelatos, and more
• Use for art journaling, cards, mixed-media canvas, and just about anything else you can think of!
Best way to apply it: Palette knife! This is ideal for mixing in color and spreading it over a stencil.
Can you eat it??
NO! Unfortunately, Whipped Spackle is not edible. It does look delicious though with it being light and airy with an icing or whipped cream-like texture. We know the temptation to take a taste but we urge you to save it for your project 🙂
Don’t believe us that you may be tempted to eat Whipped Spackle?? Just check this out. YUM!
Want to try out Faber Castell Whipped Spackle for yourself?? Just stop into Keeton’s in downtown Bradenton or give us a call at 941-747-2995 to place an order. By the way, you might want to try out Gelatos too while you’re at it!
Have you used any of these YUMMY Faber Castell products before? Please let us know in the comments what your experience has been with them.