I bought Rayna Gillman's book, looked at the pictures.
never got round to trying this process. So, it was great
to find that the workshop included gelatine printing.
Such fun, very wobbly, and additive.
My plate developed a death crack immediately as it
wobbled out of the tray. I think it had started to
break up due to sitting in the warm sun - lesson learnt.
The top half of the picture shows a perfect print from
my fellow student Lesley's perfect plate. Below what
you can do with a death crack and then chopping the
whole mess up and printing with 'bits'
Lesley kindly gave me her still perfect plate, transported
home with care. I played for a couple of hours printing
in slabs of colour, all very fine, but then I really started
playing and came up with these interesting surfaces.
Tomorrow I am taking the first of the Dyeing Days
workshops here. On Sunday I plan to paint or stencil
the cloth and see what happens. I have just remembered
I still have the slightly shabby plate in the fridge.
Better go and check it out - still useable I wonder?
I could managed an hour this afternoon!