I had never heard of gelatin printing until Abby from While She Naps tweeted about trying it with her local artisan group, and I was intrigued! I have so enjoyed running into completely new to me blogs and artists searching for these ideas. Gelatin print making is very accessible and seems like it would be a fun craft to do with kids as well.
If you like this post of gelli plate print ideas, check out these other crafty posts:
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Gelatin printing tutorials & inspiration
Circular Paper Prints on I am Rushmore
Mixed Media Prints from Heilman Art
Jewel Tone Abstract Prints from Femi Ford Art
Feather Print from Zounds Designs
Wavy Abstract Print by Kristin Breiseth
Fern Prints from Bloom Bake Create
Here are a few neat ones off Instagram, click through to their profiles!
Stencils & Mixed Textures from Inky Smiles
Printing on Fabric from Traci Bunkers
Silhouette Print from Printmaking Without a Press
Hot Glue Stencils + Gelatin Prints from Unfolding Creativity
If you’re interested in exploring this method more, Linda Germain at Printmaking Without a Press runs online printmaking classes including gelatin prints, check them out here. If you’re more of a bookworm, Amazon has a few options: “Gelli Printing: Printmaking Without a Press” by Suzanne McNeill – “Gelli Plate Printing: Mixed-Media Monoprinting Without a Press” by Joan Bess.
I found out there is actually a store-bought product called the Gelli plate; the brand runs a great Gelatin Printing Pinterest board, find it here. There is also a Flickr pool of images with gelatin prints here.
Have you ever tried gelatin printing? Seen any cool examples I didn’t link? Let me know!