Gelatin Plate Monotype Leaf Prints

I taught a class in gelatin plate monotype at Banfill-locke Center for the Arts last weekend. Here are a few my favorite prints. I experimented with Golden Open Acrylics with great results. Normally, acrylics aren’t recommended for this technique but these paints worked well — highly saturated colors and a pleasure to work with. They didn’t dry out while working (I added a bit of medium and thinner while mixing the colors). I used lightweight printmaking paper — Rives BFK, and some pastel drawing paper. You can also use fabric and fabric paints.