I saw a gelliplate for the first time at my fiber group meeting on Wednesday. I was really fascinated by the idea of printing on a gel plate using dye paints. Have you ever done any of that?
Judy said she has made gel plates and sent us her recipe. You can also buy a gelliplate from GelliArts or you can make your own.
I decided to make my own! An adventure!
I had one partial box of gelatin. So that was a trip to the grocery. I had 5 other things on the list for Target, where one wants to have cash and not credit cards. I had $60 so I figured nothing would cost that much. On the way we decide to stop at Dairy Queen for a MooLatte of course.
Finally, Target. I got my groceries which include leeks for carrot soup for tomorrow, laundry detergent, method spray to clean the granite, half and half for the carrot soup and of course my Knox gelatin. Under $60! Yes, cash for Target!
|just out of the fridge|
It has to sit in the fridge for 30 minutes. It did. I liked the feel of it in my hands. And in playing with it, I broke off a corner.
First, I put too little paint on the plate.
|See the leaf stamp?|
GTI found the bag the oranges came in, it has netting on one side for orange breathability. It printed nicely in green.
But the gel plate tore again. I decided that it was too thin and the
directions were right to make it thicker. I tossed the entire thing because it was tearing everytime I touched it now.
|Orange bag netting|