Recently I made my own DIY Gelli plate as I was intrigued to see what all the fuss was about.
I bought the gelatin from Tesco's and at the 2nd attempt got the recipe right. The first time it was right but I didn't line the glass tray I used with cling film so it all stuck to the dish. Anyway, the packets of gelatin I used came with 6 individual sachets in it. I used 3 sachets. Add the 3 sachets of gelatin to 1 cup (an american measuring device is handy here) of cold water and stir thoroughly. Mix in 1 cup of boiling water. Mix thoroughly then pour into a baking tray or pyrex type square dish of your choice. So long as the solution is about 1/2" depth you should be okay. Leave it to cool and then once its start to solidify, pop it in the fridge to completely set. Once it has set. DON'T DO WHAT I DID, & cover it with the cling film - naturally, it leaves a slight impression and this is what you DON'T want - d'oh.
Anyway, there you have it, your own gelli plate. I appreciate its not suitable for vegetarians because of the gelatin.
Having got the paints out and the brayer and got the paper / card stock ready and the masks out, I set about mono-printing. Having finished mono-printing, I am left with the question... What??? I just don't get it.
Sorry guys, for all those dedicated gelliplate-ists, its just not for me. I am glad it only cost me the price of a packet of gelatin to find out though and not the cost of a gelli plate.
I've put it back in the fridge for now and I am get it out again this week, but don't hold your breathe.
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