Sunday, November 8, 2009
gelatin plate monoprinting
I was at a workshop yesterday put on by the Royal City Calligraphy Guild. I love taking workshops with this guild. There is alway so much open sharing. There is always tons of inspiration. You know you were at a good workshop when you come home exhausted but your head is spinning with ideas!
I'm usually the class dunce at a workshop. I can produce very little art that is worth showing to anyone when in a workshop. But that's okay. I come home and get to work with what I learned. That's where I am most comfortable and have all my supplies. Home is where my ideas flourish.
Pictured above is Susan showing us how to use a gelatin plate and Wendy looking on with keen interest. As per usual the prints that I produced were nothing special but they will make good backgrounds on journal pages or whatever.
Gelatin plates have a shelf life of a couple of days at the max. So I wanted to use my plate today before it started to ooze. I had great fun experimenting and letting the paint fly! Oh! I'm a happy girl when the paint is flying!
Actually the print pictured above is made with alcohol inks. I wasn't sure if it would work. I thought possibly the alcohol inks would dissolve the gelatin but it didn't. It worked really well and I will probably do this again.