Variations on a Theme {Gelatin Plate Prints}

I am having fun seeing how many different creative expressions one photo can inspire in me by using different mediums and techniques. In the previous post I showed you some watercolor pictures inspired by this photo I took:

Daisies-with-Window

I moved on to making monoprints with my homemade gelatin plate based on the theme of that photo. I drew and cut a stencil and masks out of cardstock to use for my daisies and window frame.

Handmade-stencil-daisies

After pulling many prints, these are ones I liked the best.

_Gelatin-Print-Daisies-window

Gelatin-Print-Blue-Daisies

Black-White-Gelatin-Print-Daisies

Gelatin-Print-Daisies

Gelatin-Print-Daisies

Since I never throw away any gelatin printed papers (even ones I don’t like) I decided to make a collage from old prints. I first sorted through my pile of prints setting aside pieces that had colors and textures I thought would work in a collage. From those I chose parts and pieces that fit my desired outcome and started cutting and pasting. I finished it off with some shading with a colored pencil. Part of the window frame in this collage was a ghost print taken while working on the prints above.

Gelatin-Print-Collage-Daisies

I’m not finished yet with seeing how many variations I can come up with from my original photo. I challenge you, too, to find a photo you like and see how many ways you can create based on that photo.


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