The only thing I like more than buying organizational supplies is making them. This time of year always finds me at the local office supply stores, scouring their back to school sales hoping to score on some great deals. Unfortunately, this year I haven’t been able to find the time to shop the sales, but I still had the itch to spruce up some of my file folders here at work as well as the new bullet journal I started. Luckily, I have no shortage of art supplies in my office and had been looking forward to working more with Gelatos and Distress Crayons.
I’ve shared before that one of my favorite quick-and-easy projects is making my own stickers and labels. Short on time, but not on inspiration, I decided I’d test the Gelatos and Distress Crayons on a sheet of labels to see how they would work. To begin, I dampened a blending tool with just a bit of water. I then rubbed the Gelato or Distress Crayon onto the pad. I placed a stencil onto my surface and gently rubbed the blending tool onto the labels, working in circular motions, changing colors once I felt I had enough of the first color. I repeated this with another stencil, randomly adding just a few yellow lines. To finish, I scribbled random designs with the Gelatos and Distress Crayons to give just a touch of color.
Note: When you try this project, you may try a few things that don’t look good at first. Don’t worry about it! You will likely find that each label looks great individually. Mailing labels are really cheap, so if you feel like you really screwed things up (which I doubt you did), you can just toss them in the trash.