Ferns & friendship

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.

Supplies


4 Comments on “Ferns & friendship”

  1. Pat says:

    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

  2. Connie says:

    Love the cards!,

  3. Elizabeth Jones says:

    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!


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