Through different articles and the one in your last magazine(sept.),I heard of gelatin printing.I like the good description Frances Holliday Alford gives us,and I'm amazed of the results. Before trying this method, I'd like to know " why use gelatin ? what advantages do we get ?"
Can anyone answer me ? thanks in advance,Josette.
In my opinion, the reason to use gelatin printing is the breakdown of the surface as you continue to print. You get cracks etc. in the gelatin that make your result much more organic.
Thanks Ruth, I was wondering the same thing. I have already gone out and bought my gelatin but was wondering what the advantages were too.
I'm not sure of the advantages but if you want to see more how the gelatin is used, there are several tutorials on U-Tube that illustrate how it works and how to get good designs from it. I think you can just go to U-Tube and search for gelatin monoprinting.
I just looked up the address for the tutorial that was so good. Here it is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy0JG-TEWf8&feature=related
It was made by Linda Germaine. It shows some great possibilities on how it can be used to make beautiful designs.
Ah...the best reason is because it feels so darned squishy and fun. Very tactile.
Loved that Utube video.