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.

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Author: Kit

I use the materials and techniques of the Japanese art of katazome (paste resist stencil dyeing) to capture my experience of nature. My work celebrates daily meetings with the wild birds, plants, and lake breezes of my local urban surroundings.

1 thought on “Gelatin Plate Monotype Leaf Prints”

  1. What an interesting technique. I don’t know anything about gelatin plates-I will look it up- but the results are beautiful. Leaf shapes are so appealing. I’m working on leaves too at the moment. I hope my experiments turn out half as well as these.

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