I have recently become an addict. Of Gelatin Printing, that is.
I can't seem to stop. The colours you get are wonderful and it is all so satisfying. Just a few hours and you end up with so many prints you run out of space to store them, lol.
Today, I spent about an hour printing and I would probably bore you if I showed all my prints.
I like to use gelatin, especially now as the weather is getting warmer, as the paint does not dry so quickly. I do sometimes use an acetate sheet or a perspex sheet, and I do have a silicone plate, but I only use these for certain things, such as printing plants and grasses, which are hard and do cut into the gelatin plate, because these plates need me to add a retarder to my paint in order to slow the dying time. I find the cool surface of real gelatin keeps the paint wet longer.
And here are a couple of my favourite prints from today.
This is just a few of the prints, I printed about 25, so it was a short, productive session. Mostly, I print on kitchen paper, which is a bit like deli paper. We call it Greaseproof paper in Australia. The reason I do this is that mostly I use these papers for collage and they layer well, being so thin.
Anyhow, enough talking.