Stuff I’m Playing With…

27 06 2008

A couple of weeks ago I promised to post pictures of my gelatin printing results.  I hadn’t gotten around to photographing them, because I just wasn’t sure I was satisfied with the results.  I don’t know if my dissatisfaction is because the prints are round (I used the cheesecake pan), or what it is.  For me, the texture freak, I usually go for backgrounds with texture and color.  I’m not necessarily about making a “picture” when I monoprint, so maybe that’s why I wasn’t so terribly thrilled with the process, but here are a few pictures of what I did that day.

I used paint rolled on with a brayer and then swirled my fingers through it to make the design.

This is two prints, one on top of the other (need more colors!).  I laid grasses and leaves on the paint to make both prints.  I think this one is pretty cool.

This is a closeup of one with grass laid on it.  I took a large piece of cloth and printed several of these together and overlapping…thought I might use it for a background.

This looks like two prints too, one on top of the other.  I really love what I get when I print on a piece of plexiglass, but I like the moistness of the jello, maybe that helps to keep the paint from drying out so fast.  I will have to try some printing with a square plate.  I also like the flexibility of the gelatin plate, meaning the “squishiness”, the give in it.  That part is pretty cool.

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2 responses

30 06 2008
Gerrie

You can also press stamps and grids on the gelatin to make an impression. So much fun. I like it as it begins to break down and the edges are fuzzier!

27 07 2008
Judy Momenzadeh

Katherine–I really like your geletine printing. I tried it for the 1st time last week; I want to do more! Yours is great.

Judy <

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