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Gelatin Printing Inspiration & Tutorials

Gelatin Printing Inspiration & Tutorials

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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.

Most examples I found had the printmaking on paper, but you can also use gelatin prints for fabric! This was my March project for my year of ‘Try Something New Every Month’ – see my attempt here.

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 (no longer online)

Fern Prints from Bloom Bake Create

Here are a few neat ones off Instagram, click through to their profiles!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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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!

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Gelatin Printing - Try Something New Every Month - Swoodson Says

Sunday 7th of November 2021

[…] This was my March project for ‘Try Something New Every Month’; you can see my other past projects and read more about TSNEM here. You can also see more in a fun round-up of gelatin printing inspiration and ideas here! […]

Easy Fabric Bookmark -Two Ways – SEWING STUFF AND MORE

Sunday 18th of April 2021

[…] add-on to use up the last bits of a fabric; I made the spool-printed fabric with a gelatin plate (see more in this post) and wanted to make something small with it that didn’t detract from the print. When I was […]

Easy Fabric Bookmark -Two Ways - So Sew Easy

Saturday 17th of April 2021

[…] add-on to use up the last bits of a fabric; I made the spool-printed fabric with a gelatin plate (see more in this post) and wanted to make something small with it that didn't detract from the print. When I was […]

Amy mayen

Monday 9th of March 2015

I've heard of the Gelli Plate and think it looks awesome. Thanks fir the links!

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Monday 16th of March 2015

I would love to see what you came up with - I bet you could find some neat materials on your beautiful new lot/home :)

Lynda

Monday 9th of March 2015

Thanks for the link! Great post. Also, I have a tutorial on making your own gelatin plates, although I do love the Gelli Arts one. Here is the link: http://www.bloombakecreate.com/2014/08/homemade-permanent-gelatin-plate/

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Monday 16th of March 2015

Thanks Lynda!

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