Saturday, January 8, 2022

The Woods

Gel press printing yields a unique and sometimes surprising print. This is a print that was more than halfway to the trash. It was dark, splotchy, and plain ugly. Still, I hate to throw away anything. So, I held onto it. Lo and behold, I decided to stamp trees on it in order to meet a sunrise or sunset challenge. I think it worked. What are your thoughts? 


   Baja Breeze A-2
   Basic White 5-3/8 x 4-1/8, 5-1/4 x 4 (2)

   Archival Basic Black

Acrylic Paint:

   Gel Press Printing

   Gel Press

First, I added acrylic paint to my gel plate. I used a hard brayer to spread the paint and then pressed a white panel onto it. I then set it aside to dry. This print was sitting in my stash for months. It did seem to brighten a bit over time.

I then took the print and stamped trees from the Wonderland stamp set. 

I adhered the print onto a Basic White panel and then onto a Baja Breeze card front.

The other Basic White panel was adhered to the inside of the card.

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  1. The addition of the trees really works with this gel printing!

    1. I think so too. Thank you, Fonda! I appreciate you taking the time to stop and comment. I hope you are doing well and that you had a Happy New Year. Blessings.

  2. I like this gel print background... and the addition of the trees adds to its beauty!

    1. Thank you so much, Jeanette. I think the longer I kept the print, the more it grew on me. I appreciate you stopping by to share.

  3. Oh my gosh I am so glad you did not toss this gel print. It is fantastic as a sunrise sunset BG. Great idea to add the trees and gorgeous card. This is art.

    1. Thank you so very much. It means a lot coming from you.