Make Your Own Gelatin Plate

Want to try monoprinting, but don’t want to shell out for a Gelli Plate?  Here’s a very straightforward tutorial for making your own. You can make a temporary plate for $1.50, just to see if you like the process.

 I did this myself many moons ago, except I think I lined the pan with plastic so I could easily lift out the plate. That’s the tricky part.  I did end up buying a Gelli Plate, now I want to go play with it.
For more specific directions on making a plate, and for tons of monoprinting resources, I love two things: Linda Germain’s website (that’s one of her prints below), and the Gelli Arts youtube channel.
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