It's been a busy week with lots of exciting new things going on - 50 hand-made invitations with moving parts, preparation for a women's retreat tomorrow, entering a poetry competition, and writing an expression of interest for an art competition using retired library books.
And then there was this:
This was what my floor looked like on Monday morning. Have I caved in and spent an exorbitant amount on having a Gelli-plate shipped in from the United States?
No. I made my own!
I've done printing on a gelatine plate before but they only last for a few days and have to be kept in the fridge. But on my trawling trip through some journal page videos I found a blog post on how to make your own gelli-plate with chemicals you can buy at the pharmacy.
Well, of course, I had to try it out. And it's simple and works beautifully! If the surface becomes damaged you can even melt it back down and re-pour. So thank you, frugal crafter.
Here's the recipe:
Mix 250ml rubbing alcohol with 125ml glycerin.
Add 6tbsp powdered gelatine and stir.
Add 375ml boiling water and stir well.
Pour into a shallow pan and leave to set.