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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Movie Time: Mono Printing on Fabic with Gel Plate

The mono printing shown in this short movie was done following my reading an article in Quilting Arts magazine (pages 14-17) by Frances Holliday Alford called 'flight of fantasy' a gelatin monoprint process. I took up the challenge and taught myself to do this. The printing process with gelatin plate and paints took two days to complete. The sewing is on going and was done over parts of Sunday and Monday of this week. The end result will be a large wall hanging after sewing all the individual prints to one another. video

Stay tuned for the big reveal when the pieces are all sewn together and the wall hanging is complete! How long will it take is any one's guess, but as you know I work fast! ;-)

In the meantime come back tomorrow for the sequel to this movie: Mono Printing Sewing Process Part II

12 comments:

  1. how interesting - what makes the gelatin a special part of the process? why couldn't you use any substrate for the paint? Just askin'... but it all looks pretty cool and will be interested to see the final product.

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  2. Well for goodness sakes. Who would ever have thought of gelatin?? How do you clean your plate between colors etc?? Or do you clean it?? Love seeing all of those colors and shapes. Will be curious to see the end result.

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  3. Mim, this can be done without the gelatin. However, the gelatin plate is smooth and rounded and makes a nice surface to drape the cloth over. But you are right other things could be used instead.

    Lisa, you can clean the plate by running it under water. I sometimes scraped the paint off with a spoon handle or another piece of cloth. I also left it on and just added to it with more paint for added texture. It was fun to play around with and experiement.

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  4. Lynn you are wonderful. i love the way you are always trying new techniques. i have read about gelatin printing esp as done on paper though. it has a nice effect. i have not tried it however.

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  5. OMGosh.. Another fantastic project. Who'da thought. I love it. oh and we can now add movie making to your list of accomplishments. :)))

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  6. You must be the most creative person i know!!!

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  7. oh fun, thanks for the wonderful video and for sharing the process. Now that is why the things are round:) Funny and it must be nice to touch this pad:)
    have a great day
    love

    Andrea

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  8. Your art is always evolving and going in new directions, never stagnant! Wow, this stuff is just beautiful. I love the colors and texture...the way you do that stitch work on top. Love it!

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  9. Hi Lynn, Thanks for the tutorial. This article from Quilting Arts is really making a splash across the internet. Do you have any favorite paint suggestions? I will be teaching a fabric painting class at the end of the month and I may just need to include this technique

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  10. I love the video. Have you posted mono printing sewing part 2? Also I'm looking forward to the finished product.

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  11. Lynn, Thank you for doing this great film. I enjoyed every bit of it. Your images are wonderful. You made the process look easy! I am flattered in every way.
    Frances Holliday Alford

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  12. Frances I am so honored that you came to my blog and found this little video I made two years ago! I am so proud of my finished piece!
    Thanks for your inspiration!!! And teaching!

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Thanks for leaving your comments as I love hearing from you. Your words of encouragement are why I continue to draw!