Trees over Gel Print

Sometimes a background scrap can make a whole card. If you have done gel printing you probably know how beautiful the leftover edges can be. As you make print after print, excess paint layers up on the edges of the gel plate. I like to ‘collect’ those edges at the end of a gel printing session by brayering white paint over the top then lifting the whole section onto a last print.

The horizontal lines of blue and green you see here are from cleaning up edges. I thought they looked like the edge of a lake or river so I stamped trees over the top. Even the blue and white paint in the background looks a little like clouds and mountains.

I used tree stamps from Darkroom Door’s ‘Majestic Mountains’ set and Catherine Pooler inks to add to what was already a landscape. I had my gel plate out again yesterday after quite a break and once again saved some textural edges .


7 Comments on “Trees over Gel Print”

  1. Wow that is amazing you got that from a gel print leftover, beautiful~

  2. Pat says:

    I love the clean up print from what was left on the plate Heather, and it just goes to show that nothing should go to waste as with the added trees it looks absolutely brilliant!! x

  3. nancystiz says:

    WOW! How absolutely gorgeous! I never thought to collect that residual paint on the edges. I imagine then that the card stock is placed with the middle of the card on the edge of the plate to get that dark color in the center. What a spectacular scene. Love those clouds too!

  4. Bonnie says:

    This is such a beautiful scene, Heather!

  5. Karen Jackson says:

    Beautiful Heather. For me, this finished piece is the pure, arresting Canada that I love. Its wonderful.

  6. Clelie says:

    Now for THIS one you SHOULD GET $100!☺…it is GORGEOUS!!!♥ I can’t stop looking at it…lots of depth and beauty! Hugs of Appreciation!☺

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