Snow & Ice

Although most of the ice is now gone, over the last few weeks I have seen it breaking up on the river near our home. The ice that once covered most of the bay cracks and ends up in layers as it breaks, moves and eventually disappears. When I lifted the print above from my gel plate I immediately thought of the cracking ice. It also reminded me of the colours in glaciers, not usually navy blue but I have seen blues and aquas.

Around the time the ice was breaking and melting this snowflake stamp arrived from Darkroom Door so I stamped it on vellum to overlay the background. I really didn’t want to lose much of the background hence the vellum and then a very narrow navy frame and sentiment.

This gel print delighted me, both the colours and the pattern. That’s the fun of gel printing; you never know quite what you will get. I will be sharing a few more gel prints turned into cards and backgrounds over the next few days. In May I will be teaching a couple of gel printing workshops at Crop A While. I’d love to have you join me in making surprising and intriguing prints.


4 Comments on “Snow & Ice”

  1. nancystiz says:

    I have no idea how you achieved this fantastic print but it is fabulous! You are so right- it does look like the ice on our river here that is breaking up. I also like the snowflakes on vellum. It was just enough not to cover too much of that wonderful background.

  2. Karen Jackson says:

    I do love the snowflake vellum over this fabulous gel print Heather. These prints can be unpredictable but this one really does look like cracked ice. Even though it is mid April it is still appropriate as the weather is so cold here. The poor little newborn lambs are shivering in the fields. Hope you have a lovely Easter with your family.

  3. Pat says:

    I love your gelli plate background, and it does indeed look like cracking ice , and the DD snowflake is so pretty on the vellum placed over the top. A gorgeous card Heather. x

  4. Connie S. says:

    Love the background!

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