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.