I know I'm an issue behind, but a friend and I spent this afternoon with our gelatin plates, paint and fabric and had a wonderful time playing. What we want to know is how Frances Holliday Alford made the star burst patterns on her plates. We tried to duplicate it but weren't very successful.
Glad you had a great time trying. I have the issue but have not had the time lately to do it. Maybe someone else can help you with that pattern.
Belinda aka crazyartgirl
I tried the painting ,and gelatin monoprint, and then tried to free motion quilt on top
the paint was thick and hard feeling, not soft to the touch,did I use the wrong kind of paint?
The directions don't say what kind of paint is used. Anyone has an idea?
We started out using Golden fluid acrylics and they dried stiff. When we switched to Pebeo Setacolor paints the fabrics stayed soft. We learned a lot and are eager to try it again.
I can answer that. I put paint on the gelatin plate and lay the fabric on top. Starting from the center, I pushed the paint outward in all directions. When the fabric was lifted, the paint had formed the starburst pattern. I further enhanced this with more paint and with quilting threads. I am glad you like this.
Frances Holliday Alford
If your paint was too thick, try using it more watered down. I used a combination of paints, including lumieres, and other fabric paints. I also used glitter glue from Michaels. The images were emphasized later with fabric markers and other paint on brushes. Seta Color and Tusinko Inks are also good choices.