Oct 4, 2013
Craft Lab: Gelatin Printmaking
Today's project: Printing with a slab of gelatin
gelatin slab (see instructions to make one here)
flat objects with interesting texture or shape
Before your class (preferably the day before), combine 3-4 cups of boiling water with 12-15 pouches of gelatin (not Jell-O, the plain kind. Knox is one brand.). Whisk until completely smooth, then pour into a pan to cool and harden. It's best made on a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. Make sure there's no bubbles. I was short on gelatin and had no time to get to the grocery store that night, so I made a half-batch and poured it into a 9x13" glass baking dish. The high sides proved a bit limiting, but other than that, it worked fine.
What we did:
Smooth ink over the surface of your gelatin with the brayer until it's covered and very smooth. Then, place the objects you want to print on top of the ink