Gelatin plate

I forgot about the gelatin plate, and when I opened the fridge, found this.  It had shrunk to almost half its original size and cracked a lot more.  I should mention that we have a spare fridge in the laundry for dog food, fish bait, dyes and booze – the gelatin was residing in there, not my kitchen fridge!
 I did a monoprint and liked the door shape. I mixed some black and white textile ink to get a charcoal and applied it to the gelatin with a spatula.  Printed onto plain white fabric.  I was rather pleased with this.
So I did some more….
I wondered how it would look on a lightly rusted background
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and finally, on a hand dyed background.
I like this gelatin plate printing – there is an element of the unpredictable, especially once the plate starts to break down, but it isn’t completely random and unpredictable.speaking of which, I printed off my deconstructed screen – it is batching now, so will post about it tomorrow.  I don’t think it is going to be my ‘thing’, based on my experience of it – more on that later.
It is Anzac Day – I am remembering all our servicemen and women who have fought for and died for Australia.  I am especially remembering my friend Prue, who died a year ago today in NZ on her way to an Anzac Day ceremony.  And this morning the tragic news that three people were killed in a helicopter crash in NZ, while taking part in a rememberence ceremony.
Lest We Forget.
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