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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Gelatin Plate Print - Yellow Wing Blackbirds


When monoprinting using a gelatin plate and plant material as a resist, the first print will create a sort of stencil image of the plant. Then, the plant material is removed and another print is made. The second print will have a lot of detail from the plant material.

This is the second print - the print I made after the one shown on the previous blog post. I decided to place Yellow Wing Blackbirds on this one. Yellow Wing Blackbirds are also common in this area. I think they are very similar genetically - I grew up seeing them sharing the same habitat on the ranch.
Below, you can see how I have bound it:


4 comments:

Connie Rose said...

This is a wonderful piece, Cynthia. It looks like it could have been rusted! I really love the quilting you did, as well.

Fulvia Luciano, artist said...

Love this!

Denise Stringer Davis said...

Wonderful image. Would love to know more about the printing process.

Cynthia St Charles said...

Denise, I hope you will search the archives of my blog, where you will find a lot of detailed tutorials, etc. explaining all my processes. Here is a link to one of the Gelatin Plate Printing tutorials:
http://cynthia-stcharles.blogspot.com/2009/07/vegetation-prints-from-gelatin-plate.html

Best, Cynthia