Classic car

I have some mixed media goodness for you today. I know it’s pretty flat and doesn’t involve any fibres or other funky textured things but it is mixed media and currently my favourite mixed media option – gel printing. I spent a day with a friend a few weeks ago, and we printed up a storm on our gel presses. This is one of my backgrounds patterned with Darkroom Door stencils then stamped with DD stamps.

The textures in the background were made with the DD small stars stencil, diamond stencil and some corrugated cardboard. This background was cut from a bigger panel and I chose a section that had a pop of yellow in the corner; it’s only a small thing but it provides some contrast and leads the eye from left to right.

Once I’d trimmed my panel I stamped one of the cars from ‘classic cars vol 1’ in versamark ink and embossed in white. The background is so busy I needed to do something to make the car stand out a bit more so I coloured it with a white pencil which softened the area inside the stamped car just enough to make a difference. I added numbers from the new ‘number medley’ set in black so they would subtle but noticeable. The sentiment also from ‘classic cars’ set is embossed on a strip of the gel print then matted in white and popped up on some foam tape.




7 Comments on “Classic car”

  1. macarisms says:

    Perhaps you could do a Harley or 2!

    Dave McDonald PO Box 21 Bonny Hills NSW 2445 0419 557 775


  2. Pat says:

    Wow, I adore your gelli print background with the added DD stamping and stencilling, and that super card in white together with the sentiment really stands out Heather. x

  3. ND says:

    Endorsing Macarisms’ comment..
    This is a true Aussie Classic, like the one you grandfather purchased in 1953 and drove for many decades. A great honeymoon car.

  4. Lagene says:

    Great card, I’m going to start playing with my new gel press!

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