Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,
what is essential is invisible to the eye.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Pandoras play with gelatin plate printing

At this month’s meeting of The Pandoras, my local fiber arts group, we did gelatin plate printing. This is a process I won’t describe in detail here (a great source for information is Rayna Gillman’s excellent book Create Your Own Handprinted Cloth). Basically you make up unflavored, non-sweetened gellatin, and allow it to firm up in a shallow pan. Then you dump it out, roll paint onto it, place found objects on top to act as a resist, and press fabric or cloth on top. 

Here are some of my results. This was a very fun, serendipitous process; I'll definitely try it again.