So here it is - the gelatine & glycerine hectograph plate I made yesterday. I did not put it into the fridge overnight as I would normally have done, and so far so good. I did put a piece of cling film over it, however, as I didn't want any dust to settle on it.
DID YOU KNOW??? Gelatine plates used for printing were invented by a Russian man named Mikhail Alsiov in 1869. The process is more properly known as hectography and the prints you make are called hectographs.
Making the monoprints
1 Ink up the plate with fabric paint using a brayer or sponge roller
2 Wooden laser cut block to remove paint.
3 Press block onto plate and then carefully remove. Don't smudge!
4 A nice bi-product - a print made by using the wood block as a stamp
5 Press fabric onto the gelatine plate & then carefully peel off