Gelatin printing. what can I say? I am besotted! This is one of the neatest techniques I've ever seen. Here, Peta has applied a layer of paint to the gelatin plate (much like a tray of solid jelly) and is applying some flat objects for the print.
I know you think this looks a bit like your high school biology presentation gone awry...but check out some of the results we got after laying down a few colours and objects:
Can you make out the frangapanni leaf and plastic doily? I have seen plastic doily's before...and wondered who on earth would want such a ghastly thing - now I know - ME!! (If you happen to have a stash of them - or even one - buried away from your old maiden aunt - I'd love to buy them from you!)
This is one of my favourites - a bird and cage cut-out from a scrap-booking supply place, leaves, some rubber underlay with a grid thingy and a meshy piece a bit like an onion bag....How delicious is the texture and 'feel' of this?
Another favourite - the background is a piece of tea dyed paper with a photo of Peta's printed on it (Thanks for this yummy piece of paper, Peta!) More mesh, that bird, some leaves, the plastic doily....Can't wait to use these papers in a piece of art!
My warmest thanks to Peta, Tamara, and Nanette, who welcomed me into their part of the world and shared so generously - not to mention that they inspired me greatly!
Now...what will I do with these papers?........