Friday, May 29, 2015

Waste-Not Want-Not Gelatine Plate Prints

I don't like to waste anything -- especially extra paint or dye after a mess-making session.  In this case, I used old Library catalog cards (Hey--I have 'em 'cause I'm a Librarian-by-day and I kept 'em long after we moved everything online because they have so many uses!) to use up the paint left on the gelatine plate after I pulled the larger 8-1/2 x 11 in prints in this post.

I love the way these turned out!  Every night this week, I go out to my studio and flip through the cards -- pretty colors and textures.  So pleasing!

Take a look at some of my favorites from the set :

 These two are what are known as "ghost prints."
I was just playing ...  Can't wait to pick up some Gingko leaves.

Just to prove these are really and truly old library catalog cards.  

  Here's the whole entire set as a collage. 

1 comment:

Vicki W said...

Oh I see a whole other art project there!