Gel Plate Monoprinting
Let’s make a delicious mess! I love gelatin plate mono-printing and I think you will too.
In this class we will dive into my favorite question; What if… as we explore color, texture and pattern. We will create a great stash of unique papers and fabrics through a combination of gelatin plate mono-printing, wood block printing and thermofax screen printing.
Gelatin plate printing is a fun and easy method of mono-printing that results in surprises and delights. We will use both the traditional gelatin plate and the synthetic plates. Create unique textures and patterns using found objects (aka-junk), stamps, stencils and resists or masks.
Thermofax screen printing uses a fine mesh screen to create graphic images on fabric and paper. It is quick and easy and slightly addictive.
In the morning we will focus on experimenting and discovering texture and pattern. In the afternoon we will shift to layering techniques to create fantastic one-of-a-kind fabrics and papers.
Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:
paints, mediums, tools, wood blocks, gelatin plates, synthetic plates and thermofax screens. I also bring fabrics and papers to supplement your stash.
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
3-4 yards of natural, white or light-colored fabrics. Mottled or patterned fabrics work too. Muslin, cotton, sheeting, light canvas or duck, sheer fabrics, quilting fabrics, polyester, really any type of smooth fabric is fair game for this technique. You can bring some textured fabrics to experiment too. Give those ‘what was I thinking fabrics’ a new life!
An assortment of papers to print on: vintage papers, tissue, deli, art, old book pages, maps.
If you have a synthetic gel plate such as Gelli plate Gel Press or please bring it.
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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.
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