I have bought the 8in x 10in Gelli plate (£28, not including postage - ouch, ouch, ouch - why IS it so expensive in the UK????) and would like bigger ones - and smaller ones - so for the Very Cheap price of a few sachets of gelatine and some foil trays, I'm going to give this a go!
I've left a message asking how long these home-made plates will last for
ADDENDUM: See Comment 1, below.
Coloricious replied immediately, and they say:
"After a day's use, they do break up a bit, but we enjoy printing those cracks too! Keep in the fridge and your plate will last a day or two. I agree it is a lot cheaper than the commercial ones. However, I do actually prefer having the convenience of being able to get a commercial one out, instantly ready - also the surface remains intact. Pros and cons for both versions."
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For those of you who aren't into fabric, and therefore won't be using fabric paints and dyes, just go ahead and use your favourite acrylics.
Below are a couple of YouTube videos by Andy Skinner, who I've just discovered (how did I miss him?) which are wonderful examples of mono printing, and are using the Gelli Plate.
Are you feeling inspired?
I know I am! Watch this space....