Gelatin Printmaking Extravaganza

To learn how to make a gelatin printing plate,
see If You Can Make Jell-O You Can Make a Gelatin Printing Plate

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Every few months, I make a gelating printing plate {in this case, two} and make a serious stack of art journal fodder. I work in the kitchen, the gelatin plate on the kitchen counter, along with twigs, leaves, string, thread, anything that will make a decent mask. I tried a bunch of new ideas this time, including india ink on the printing plate, layering paints on index cards, dripping with chopsticks, circular paper reinforcements as masks and making prints with half-pieces of bristol paper and cardboard instead of full sheets of paper. This makes sense for me; using half pages means more variety with the same amount of paper. Win-win.