Friday, July 31, 2009

gelatin monoprinting

i'm between jobs and won't get a paycheck until late august -- so the fridge is pretty darned bare! so what better time to make a gelatin plate and experiment with some techniques that i've been wanting to try? the monoprint above is one i made a couple of years ago as part of a series. these will be listed in my etsy shop at if you would like to check them out.

a couple of my other favorite gelatin print makers are mary buek, whose work i found on flickr. she's a fabulous collage artist, also. i also like kathleen garner, who includes very explicit instructions for gelatin printing on her website at

crooked letter press is a place i return to frequently for inspiration. ellen knudson makes lovely, monoprints using a gelatin plate using stencils and a (mostly) subdued color palate. her gelatin prints are quite reasonable priced between ten and twenty-five dollars.

Poppy One

Gelatin Plate Monoprint.
Three colors. 10" x 11.25"

there is a lot worth looking at on her site, but the link to the prints is



Torie Jayne said...

Such a pretty print! Thanks for sharing x

Sbass said...

I love your work! :)


Your printing is gorgeous, I love the subtle mix of colours

Dallas Shaw said...

took a printwork class in college- and was awful at it, so I always appreciate other who can do it


sophie munns said...

I like the look of this technique...not at all familiar with it!
Hope things are working out by the wya!