Using a gelatine slab (Gelli Plate Printing) to create subtly marked monotypes. An idea for a set of Illustrated concertina artists books about imagined ‘Conversations’. I am working on then using an inked Folex paper to produce figures with a monotyped line. Using the marks left by the gelatine imperfections. I pick out figures by placing tracing paper over and looking, as we do, for that Anthropomorphic connection to the marks. Because the process is random it is likely that there will be no people on some pages or even no people in a whole book (Hope not!)
Making Gelli Plate Prints
Making gelli plates using saturated sugar with surgical spirit (rubbing Alcohol) and leaf gelatine is a simple way of creating a plate which you can use as a printing medium. Some people skim off he bubbles and scum as it is made but I leave it as I like the imperfections and texture it creates in my prints. These prints were made on a plate with too little surgical spirit which had actually gone a bit mouldy. I cleaned off the mould and the plate was wonderfully pockmarked.