Gelatin Printing

We had a friend over and did some gelatin printing the other night.  This is the cream of the crop by my eye, with loads of “lesser” images that will be great collage material.  I’m thinking about framing these and putting them up, the surfaces are so seductive.  It feels a little indulgent.  Perhaps I don’t need to rent time at a print studio if I can do this, not sure yet.

One was done with a star sticker stuck to the end of a finger and gently pressed into the inked gelatin.  Another is some mesh I had saved, a bag for onions.  S stretched it out and printed it that way.  The ghost images are often better than the first print.

A and I took a workshop on this technique with Linda Branch Dunn a few years ago at the library.  She told me about Linda Germaine’s website, which includes the recipe and many more helpful tips, even a short how to video.

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