February 6, 2011

Another Gelatin Experiment

So after my last gelatin printmaking flop-a-rino I tried again. I left my gelatin in the pan this time...why not my paper was smaller than the pan anyway.

I smushed out some ink, brayered it and rolled it onto my gelatin. Then I laid some dried grass thingys on it and then the paper. It came out weird. So I removed the grass and laid a new paper on it...hum not so bad.


Next I used a different color and kind of laid the grass on it and took it off and then laid the paper. And I did that a couple / few times. It was okay, not the greatest, but okay.


I tried some other texturing things


I'm just not feeling this type of printmaking you know. I mean I don't feel excited about it at least not enough to continue experimenting with it. Not right now anyway. No I don't think this is an art failure, it is something I tried and how are you supposed to know if like something or not if you never try it.

Attempting is not failing. What have you attempted lately?

3 comments:

Bren said...

That's what I appreciate about experiments, we find the ones that work for us. Thanks for sharing, seeing an process in action really gives me a better feel for what I'd enjoy as well.

MB said...

Hi Mitzy
I like the results! I have never heard of this technique-thanks for sharing it
XO
MB aka CreativeBZ

Linda said...

Cool! Looks like gloppy good fun. I loved silk screen printmaking many moons ago, but I'd rather mess with a box of clay, a rod of glass, or a ream of words. Keep searching until you find your happy medium. Peace...

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