I am getting ready for the gelatin printmaking class at the Museum of Printing, this Saturday. I am excited about the live in person workshop. You still have time to join this in person class.
I am making the gelatin and glycerin printing plates for everyone in the class. The long lasting printing plate is made of only 3 ingredients:
- Gelatin and
I have lots of gelatin, but I needed to buy some glycerin. Glycerin can be hard to find.
I needed a lot. Each plate takes two 6 oz bottles of glycerin, so I thought I would order it online from Walmart, as I had done in the past.
But the online price was $1 more per 6 oz bottle. Hmmm? Well I drove around and found what I needed at a few local superstores. But I guess I am going to have to plan a head for getting glycerin. The online prices and quantities are all over the place as far a pricing. I wonder what is going on?
In the past, I have found 6 oz bottles of glycerin at:
- Walgreens, Rite Aid and similar pharmacies
But in the future I may need to go online to:
Glycerin gives the gelatin printing plate longevity and strength. You can make a printing plate with just gelatin and water, but it only lasts for a few weeks.
If you would like the recipe to make the gelatin and glycerin plate then join the mailing list below and I will send you the info.