more monoprinting…

did I warn you in my last gelatin monoprinting post about how addictive this can be…

if you haven’t tried it already I think you will really enjoy it…

I did manage to use some different colors even though I am especially drawn to blues and greens…

here are some photos showing the easy steps to make your print using a homemade gelatin plate

cheap paints work well and you only need a little for each print…

use a soft brayer to spread the paint onto your gelatin plate until you are happy with the color mix…

here is where the play and paint on your hands comes in …

using different bits (I used a plastic dollar store placemat, cardstock punched butterfly, pine needle snippet and brush) pressing them onto the plate to add texture and remove paint creating your one of a kind design…

lay a piece of cotton fabric or paper onto the painted plate and rub firmly with your hands…

sometimes you will find that after pulling the first print there is a little paint and pattern left on the gel plate for a second ghost print

it really is quick and easy and dries quickly giving the fabric a great look and feel…

I do have plans to further embellish this piece…

if you give monoprinting a try I would Love to see what you create…

“I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

37 responses to “more monoprinting…

  1. this looks absolutely brilliant! I love yesterday’s post, too.
    and since you promise it’s so easy – I think I’ll give it a go. 🙂

    oh, and a wonderful quote by Ms Roosevelt today.

  2. I will certainly give that a go Patty. Love your results. Think I’ll buy a Gelli plate.

  3. I am definitely in love with the butterfly. I would love to know how you got the lines coming out of it. Did you use a credit card or your fingers? Magical. Ghost prints are always fun, too. I have a few of those in my collection. Right now I’m dyeing fabric using kitchen products, but I may have to use my final box of gelatin soon. And knowing you and your ability to sew by hand, I can see seed beads and other sewn goodies on this butterfly. These are all lovely additions to your growing stash of goodies. And to tell you the truth, I really LOVE the pink in this one, even though I’m NOT a pink gal.

  4. Another thing on my TO-DO list! Thanks for sharing, I especially LOVE the print with the leaf…

  5. Wow that is very easy! Why do I always think things are more difficult than they are? Thanks so much!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing your project. The results look absolutely amazing and for sure I have to try this soon. Have a lovely weekend. Petra.

  7. i watched teh videos patty and i am going to try it…i wasnt sure whether you used paint or ink so thanks for explaining…love your pinky ones too…

  8. Looks great…………. and easy. Great fabric backgrounds! I think I need to do this!

  9. Just wonderful, dear Patty

  10. stempelchaotin

    Wow wow wow wow wow Sweetie more brilliant pieces.
    Wonderful work my dear.

    Have a sunny weekend Sweetie. xoxo

  11. You have achieved great results with your technique, dear Patty! Really great!

    I wish you a nice weekend. Wishes MARTINA

  12. Dear Patty, this looks amazing, your print is beautiful, and so fantastic with all the patterns coming from just pressing something against the painted gelatine… Wonderful work sweet friend.
    Wish you a lovelt week-end.

  13. So pretty in pink!!! =) Love the background patterns you are achieving. They are so beautiful. Definitely a do again!

  14. Super cool! I may have to try this one. I’ve been so non-crafty lately. 😦

  15. Go Patty GO! It is very freeing and I must admit I went through mine from Wed and I discovered some great efftects and fell in love with them – my forgotten gelli is still in the frig awaiting its use….onward!

  16. ps: as I looked at my fabric pieces I had the thought of garden flags…? 🙂

  17. marmeladegypsy

    Thanks for the tutorial and examples in this post and the last. Maybe this would be a fun thing for my pal Kate and I to try when we do our annual “art camp” weekend this summer. Your work, as always, is beautiful.

  18. I love this. I want to show my daughter but am scared the house will become a print shop again–we get carried away. Thanks for the ideas and tutorial. I am sure you have planted a seed that will grow like wildfire in so many people. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  19. Wow this looks interesting , its a very clever process , id love to have a go , i can see how it would become addictive , thanks for sharing , you always have such interesting posts , thanks , have a good weekend x

  20. Okay I am definitely going to have to try this! Looks fun!

  21. I love it!
    I keep putting this experiment off …. but maybe I’ll get around to it now that you made it look so easy!

  22. Beautiful! and you make it look so easy 😀

  23. Love this piece!! And the colors are delish……..

  24. Wow, so many fantastic backgrounds.

  25. Your prints are very pretty Patty! I love the pink one.

  26. I am having ago I have just dissolved some gelitin leafs and there in the fridge cooling hopefully three sheets will be enough to set the water. if so fun will ensue I am sure ;0) and I will let you know how it goes Mwah xx

  27. The results from these are fantastic. Another new technique to try out 🙂

  28. Yes I will get to some of this mono printing fun eventually- I think they would make lovely prayer flags-thank you for the inspiration my friend!

  29. yes, another thing to add to the to do list for work in the laboratory…I will definitely link to this post and the first one when I start experimenting.
    The display of your prints in the the first snap look great…love the b-fly tooooo. Wonderful work!!

  30. Oh yes, rub it in (pun intended!) and let us see more of the painterly goodness and make us want to play too!!

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  32. OK.. you answered my question here Patty… it can be done with acrylic paint. Too bad it’s dark (evening) in Holland ’cause I would want to start with this right away!!! I saved all your links and I know what I will be doing tomorrow instead of cleaning the house. Ha, the spiders get one more day to play – ‘mom is busy making art’

  33. i just received my gelli plate in the mail today! can’t’ wait to try it!! you’ve inspired me, dear one..xo

  34. and just because i can, i’m leaving another comment…it’s been so long!!!

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