Monday, February 11, 2013

They Call Me Mello Jello

Last week was nuts and I'm looking forward to several days of recovery. Tuesday morning kicked off my marathon, filling my kitchen with the distinct smell of liquid gelatin. I had my first workshop of the week that night, and I needed to make enough for eight.

My fridge.

After the workshop, the jello was dirty and cracked and since I led another gelatin printmaking gig Thursday night (and another yesterday--Ack!), I spent time in between workshops reconstituting the gelatin in the microwave and re-pouring the molds. I have a stash of gelatin-only pans and when I reconstitute the jello, I use a glass container so it doesn't absorb any chemicals from the ink.

If you're new to this blog and haven't heard me rave on about gelatin printmaking before and want to learn more about it, check out Linda Germain's videos and blog. Linda is visiting Austin in April to lead a workshop. I'm signed up and I can't wait! I'm sure she has tons of new tricks to teach me. Besides, I learned everything I know about gelatin printmaking from her youtube videos and I look forward to learning from her in 3D.


Roberta said...

That's a whole lotta gelatin!

Cathy Savage said...

Luckily I still have plenty so I was able to play around some with it today.