Monoprinting with Gel Plates


Where Creativity Works

Today we are taking a trip to Crow Designs Studio/The Workshop, in downtown Scranton. The Workshop is run by Christine Medley, a Graphic dDesign professor at Marywood.

Chris hosts several printmaking workshops that are open to the community. There is always something to do on First Friday. If you ever get a chance, stop by and create your own masterpiece.

Gel plates in the past have been made using gelatin and would have a limited printing life. Today there are synthetically made gel plates available for purchase that last longer but some people still make their own.

Monoprinting with gel plates is a fairly simple process. First you ink up the plate using acrylic paint, oil paint, or any kind of ink. Then you can use any objects to make impressions on the gel.

I used bubble wrap, leaves, stamps, stencils, string, and…

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