Gelatin Prints

My kitchen floor is covered in a pile of prints. Take a look:

I have fallen head-over-heels in love with gelatin printing. It is so easy, inexpensive, creative and almost any age group can do it. I first became inspired by artist and print maker, Linda Germain. Check out her video on how to make the gelatin plate.

I used a cake pan for my gelatin mould and I needed 2 cups of water  and 4 packets of Knox brand gelatin. I followed the directions and voila, my sparkling gelatin printing plate.

Next I gathered my printing ink, brayer and old cookie sheet to prime my brayer. And then it was time to print. I used lots of item around my house to create prints and texture, an old credit card, bubble wrap, a few leaves from the garden, a wine cork and paper cut-outs in different shapes.

My kids joined in the fun and we now have a stack of mono prints thanks to a little box of gelatin…who knew it would be sooo easy? And fun? And addictive, I think I have about 50 prints now…

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2 responses to “Gelatin Prints

  1. really great eye-catching prints, really like the natural designs. im planning on running a workshop for kids on the ‘natural’ theme so i think ill give this a go

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