Gel Monoprint Fabric

I tuned in to the C&T Wednesday Night Live program few weeks ago where Hilary Frye gave a live demo of how to monoprint fabric using a Gelli Arts – Gel Printing Plate   click here for a link to the replay.  The process is quite simple and just uses the printing plate, a brayer, textile or acrylic paints and assorted objects to create texture.

I read about gel monoprinting in Rayna Gillman’s Create Your Own Hand-printed Cloth awhile back, but hesitated because the process involved making your own gelatin for the printing plate.  Her instructions make it look intriguing, but I didn’t get a chance to try it.  With this new re-usable printing plate, it looked really easy and fun.  I ordered the plate right away.

Here’s a photo of my first batch of monoprinted fabric.  I kept it simple and just used some fabric paint that I had on hand.  I have lots of ideas from Rayna’s book, so I’ll be playing with this again soon.

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