Sunday, August 23, 2009

More Gelatin Prints ... and more.

THE gelatin prints came rolling off the assembly line this Sunday when JoAnn and I got together for printing fun.
We had four or five trays of gelatin in various shapes and sizes.
I made one in a cookie pan with that was too soft and a couple others that worked just fine. One was leftover gelatin in a pizza pan and I didn't think I would use it much, but I did like its shape and "feel" after a while. And I still used the one Dawn had made for Creative Circle last Saturday. It began to develop a crack similar to the San Andreas Fault eventually, but Dawn, we really got your money's worth out of it before I was through.
JoAnn tried making a "ghost print" with damp watercolor paper and the result was astonishingly beautiful, as you can see above. Ready for framing!
Here in my circular pizza pan gelatin I put color and laid down flowers, put on the paper and pressed, peeled it away; picked up the flowers and then did the ghost print on the same piece. I then daubed gold paint with bubble wrap only around in a circle and laid it down again to pick that up and set off the pink.
And here are clematis leaves and vines - negative image. Color! It's all fun! Fun therapy!
rolled our brayers through several colors of paint and tried different types of paper. We could see how bits and parts might be masked off to achieve other results - and preserve other effects you don't want to cover up. I didn't get a picture of the print JoAnn made by cutting away portions of the gelatin to make a multi-color picture of pears.
Now that I'm feeling that wonderful, good tired of a weekend of visiting with family and friends and doing plenty of art, I don't know that I'm really ready for Monday and I should go to bed early ... if I was smart, that is.
Last photo on right is of the pizza pan with a circle of clear gelatin, paint and a paper circle to act as a mask. The paper didn't pick up the paint there and it created the impression of a moon floating within a much larger circle of color - femminismo


Candace said...

Holy Mackerel... there is just no way to express how taken I am with these images. That last one in particular as well as the second one -- your signature colour gives your work away, lol -- just give me a thrill.

How wonderful this all is and I am so glad you shared this with us.
Candace in Athens.

Suzanne said...

This is a fascinating technique. I'm intrigued and want to learn how to do it.

Dawn said...

These came out so beautiful. I am glad you shared it with JoAnn, and happy that you got so much mileage out of the gelatin plate.

Coffee Messiah said...

This looks like a lot of fun to make.

Nicely done!

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ArtPropelled said...

These prints are so effective. I've been following all the gelatin print posts with interest trying to work out exactly how you did them. Thanks for all the info!Your colours are lovely.