Yesterday I showed you my “new” round permanent gelatin printing plate remelted from the one I made in December. If you missed that post, here is the link to the recipe to make your own.
So today I wanted to show you the gelatin prints I made on paper using Golden Fluid acrylic paints.
I have mentioned before in my video, that I love the second or ghost print usually better than the first print so I’m showing you both.
The first ones were using Jane LaFazio’s Eucalyptus stencil from Stencil Girl.
And Words to Live By stencil by Stencil Girl first and second print
The next first and second print are made with a piece of lace.
And the first and second print with netting.
The next two are first prints using a potato smasher.
That was so much fun. I’m looking forward to playing more, but next time with fabric.
So what, you ask, is the difference between this homemade gelatin plate and the Gelli Arts plate? The only difference I’ve come up with is that the homemade plate is softer – more spongy. I also need to store this plate in a closed box (Gelli Arts plate is stored in a clam shell container. I’m not sure how it would last just sitting out for 8 months on my worktable.) As I mentioned yesterday, I love my Gelli Arts plate, but this just gives me another size to play with.
If you’ve made one of these permanent gelatin plates, I’d love to hear what you think about it. Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful, creative week.
Wow! I really love the prints you made! And I love that the image is round… very cool!
Judy, Thanks. I too love the round and I think I like the lace best.
I just love what you have done with your permanent homemade plate! I don’t know how I missed your original post on making it. Are you saying that you don’t need to refrigerate your homemade plate?! And that it doesn’t break down?! That is fantastic!
Lisa, Yes, no refrigeration needed. Mine has been sitting in my studio since December. I decided to remelt it because I put plastic wrap over it and it ended with grooves. As with the Gelli Arts plate, it does need to be in some container. I’ve put it between the two pieces of duralar and I think I’ll pop it in a ziploc to keep the air out. The glycerin keeps it from molding and falling apart.
My homemade plate I made at the library class we took together is still good, after sitting on a shelf for months and months. I had poured mine in a plastic 5×7 container that snaps shut and that is what I’ve kept it in and it’s still fine. I made a second smaller one at that same time and I opened it last week and it had some mold on it. It was in a different type of container.
Carla, I’m surprised you had mold. Weird! I remember your plastic container. Perfect for that little plate.
Love this!!! Would love to attend a workshop on how to for these!?
I made a gelatin plate 15 months ago and have kept it in a storage container. The last time I checked, it looked as good as new. I love the way they can be remelted to a smooth texture if the surface is damaged.
Judy, That’s great!
wow- the lace prints are so very cool! I have used both homemade and purchased gelli-plate. I also find the homemade plate is softer so it allows finer details to be picked up by the paper.
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Marsha, I too love the lace prints! I never thought about picking up finer details. Great point. Thanks. I’m looking forward to playing on fabric with this plate and use the lace. Thanks for commenting.
Your round gelli prints all look terrific! Thanks for sharing the pictures and all your great ideas.
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Jeannette, Thanks and thank you for dropping by.