I love that gelatin printmaking makes printmaking accessible to folks who:
- don’t have a printing press
- have little experience
- want to explore printmaking at home
You can see the basic moves in this short video.
- water based ink
- gelatin and glycerin plate
- stencils, like the ferns above
- paper stencils and
- found stencils like feather
- stamping tools to lift and apply ink
- drawing paper
You will have plenty of time to explore and experiment. I hope to see you on October 14th at the Museum of Printing. Claim your space today – click here for details and to register.
This is a palette with some ink and brayers ready for printing with the gelatin plate.
This image shows the 2 basic styles of impressions that you can make with stencils and stamping tools and the gelatin plate. On the right is the dark blue “shaped impression”. It is the shape to the grasses in white. I call the print on the left, the detailed impression. This is because it captures the details that the grass made in the ink.
And these are all made quite quickly with mere hand pressure.