Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Morning here is some info on making the gelatine printing plate. If you Fill your tray or container with 2 cm (3/4 inch) of water...tip that back to a measure jug. Add 2 tablespoons of Gelatine to each cup of water. follow gelatine pack instructions for mixing. Once you have the mix in the tray drag a torn strip of paper across the surface to remove any air bubbles and let it set in the fridge. If you're vegetarian and would like to use a non animal based product Agar agar is made from sea weed and will set at room temp ( will not set in vinegar or rhubarb -oxalic acid) I think this would be great for kids too, you could use scraps of paper. You could negative and positive images. the world of printing awaits......x


  1. What a super thing to do with kids!
    Hope all's good with you.

  2. these gelatine ideas of yours have set me thinking too [pardon the pun]...suspect that slabs of solid flour-and-water-mix cooked to perfection might be very interesting too [possibly cheaper] if you anted to work on a larger scale
    now to combine them with plant dyes....



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