Gelatin Printing~

A few weeks ago, Jackie came over for some messy, fun studio time. 
We made prints, her using her Gelli Plate, and I using my homemade plate made from gelatin.
The idea came from a pinterest pin I saw about Linda Germain. She is the artist who shares the recipe I used along with a LOT of other videos. Go watch them, they are fun.
I LOVED it. It had a fantastic texture and so much fun to mess around with. Of course it is not as durable as the commercial version. And I was not really too concerned with keeping it pristine.
Ezmaralda inspected it before I pulled it out of the cookie sheet.
 It came out easily.
Hi Jackie!
I made most of my prints using strands of yarn and threads.
First I rolled a layer of paint on the plate, then I placed random wads of threads and yarn on it.
Ghost plate… which is what you have left once you pull the threads off the plate. This is the paint that was left underneath the wad of thread.
These are my favorite prints… all pulled from the same plate.
Print #1, 2 and 3… and the pink one at the bottom was the ghost print.
 This print is two layers, the first in black (see the feather?) and the second in white.
I printed on an old, beat up, written-upon manilla folder. I use folders as bases for painting or as book pages when I make my art journals.
 Black paper~
 Black paper and purple iridescent paint. love.
 SO much fun and a terrific mess.
It is now three weeks past this printing frenzy and my plate is still wrapped in plastic wrap, on a tray in my fridge. I plan to ‘recycle’ it soon-ish… 
There is a video HERE that shows how to chop up your old gelatin plate, put it in the blender, then heat it in the microwave yo melt it down and repour! 
This of course cracks me up, it seems silly to worry about recycling gelatin, BUT the crazy hippie in me cannot resist trying it. 
I will post about it once I get it done, but for now, there is a coop to build and baby pigs to prepare for!
Oh, yeh and flowers to plant.
I lurv spring!
By | 2016-12-09T00:13:40+00:00 April 12th, 2013|Categories: studio, reenie, art|0 Comments

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