Ferns & friendshipPosted: July 17, 2020 Filed under: Brusho, Butterflies, Darkroom Door, gelli plate, global postmarks, Leaves, mesh | Tags: Brusho, Darkroom Door stamps, gel printing 4 Comments
It is a long time since I had my gel plate out for monoprinting; I’m definitely keen, but for the last few months my time has been taken up by an exciting new project I’ll be sharing with you soon. I decided to go through prints from previous gel print adventures to make a few cards with Darkroom Door stamps.
Most often I use acrylic paints on my gel plate but to make this natural coloured background I used water colour powders. I can’t remember which paint colours I used, possibly only one like sandstone which can give a range of browny orange tones. To turn the monoprints into cards I used stamps from DD sets ‘leaves’, ‘butterflies’ and ‘global postmarks’. I also used the small ‘mesh’ texture stamp.
I stamped in ‘vintage sepia’ versafine ink, brushed corduroy and rusty hinge distress inks. Initially I stamped the sentiments from the ‘friendship’ sentiment strips on watercolour paper scraps but they looked too stark and clean so I splattered and swiped some ink on them so they blended into the background a bit more.
I also added some linen thread which worked with the natural tones and the postal images. I popped up the panels with a couple of cardstock layers on white luxe textured card bases.
Gorgeous cards using your already made gelli prints Heather, and the DD stamps look wonderful over the top, and some great finishing touches too. I love them all! I am intrigued to know what you have been working on, you have made us curious now..lol. x
I can’t wait to tell you, it will be soon!
Love the cards!,
Love these, rich earthy colors and the work with the linen threads, the multiple knots on the 2nd card! That’s a new one that I’ll remember to use. Looking forward to your other New One!