Leaf Printing Time

Summer loves gelatin printing. Leaves are back. Grasses too. Dust off your gelatin plate (or make a new one), pick some leaves from your garden, and bring them to your print table:

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Leaf mask

Ink your plate. Place leaves on top. Here the smooth side is down. On the right you can see the clean void each leave leaves when you take a print.

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Leaf print

For your next print, turn the inked leaf over and place it on your plate (inked or not). You’ll get a positive leaf image on your next print.

If one layer doesn’t satisfy, have faith and make another. The layering makes all the difference. Play with cut stencils and found objects. Layer brights and darks. Throw in irridescents for sparkle. The results will infuse your stash with summer energy.

Join me for a Gelli Print afternoon

Need more space? Time to focus and maybe a plate to borrow? Join me for an afternoon of Gelli Plates and Monoprints at the Arlington Center for the Arts. Friday, August 2, 1-4 pm. Register here. Spend the afternoon steeped in pattern and color.