I started with strips of white lace tape which I adhered to a pre-cut piece of watercolor paper. I applied gelato directly to the lace and then used a wet brush to saturate the lace, spreading the color through each strip. When I had finished all four strips, I blended the colors a bit by adding more gelato and water. The 140 lb watercolor paper handled it beautifully and the adhesive on the lace tape held perfectly.
I embellished with gold brads and gold alpha stickers.
I learned that gelatos can be messy, which is great for making art, but not so great for keeping white paper white. I somehow got a little crumb of gelato on my finger, and when I was attaching a brad, it wiped onto my paper, which I had intended to keep white. So, I improvised, and made those watercolor bubbles at the top. Tip: keep your hands and work surface clean if you want your white paper to stay blemish-free ;).
You can see my post at the Love My Tapes blog here. Thanks for visiting today! Tessa