Monday, September 6, 2010

Printing

Two friends and I tried Gelatin Plate prining last week.Here are mine drying in the studio bathroom.
The chickens are donating art supplies again. The feathers really make a good print
This one is more subtle but still visible.Sheet music made a good background as long as we didn't make the paint too dark.
Punchinello/Sequin waste does a marvelous print no matter what you use it for.
Paint pretty dark on this one. I tend to be heavy handed. We were using acrylic paint.

I still prefer monoprinting for a similar effect with less mess. I don't like the pieces of gelatin that get everywhere as the plate breaks down.

For those who haven't tried this technique, you make the gelatin plate using clear gelatin-basically jello without the color or sugar. We found that it needed to be unmolded from the pan to make a good print. We also found that a thicker plate worked better. It didn't break down as much if that is the effect you want, but it made a clearer print.

4 comments:

Vicki W said...

That's something that's still on my list to try! I love your results.

Dreams can come true! said...

I tried Gelatin Plates last week, what a desaster.  The plates and bowl molds didn't get firm enough, so I tried acrylic paint on freezer paper like monoprinting, but I do not like the feel of the acrylic paints, I am going to try the watercolor's next.  Have fun. 

artymess said...

these are interesting.......do you press things into the gelatin then paint them then print? Ive never tried these ....

Sue Bleiweiss said...

you got some great results Sandy. this is quite a nice stash of paper.