Thursday, September 3, 2015

Glycerin Gelatin Plates...

Making Jello Printing Plates...

This is my first attempt at adding glycerin when making

jello printing plates


1.5 Cups Glycerin
1.5 Cups Water
7 packets Gelatin

This recipe makes a 9 x 13 inch plate - 1/2 inch thick

Many times I print with large bontanicals, so made a

JUMBO printing plate 24 x 18 inches

1 Gallon of Glycerin makes 10 batches of the recipe above.

Apparently, the glycerin acts as a preservative so the gelatin

will not mold.

If the plates deteriorate and split from use,

they can be reheated and reset into shape.

p.s.  I line my containers with plastic
so the jello lifts out easily when set.

CLICK HERE: Jello Printing Tutorial 

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


Connie Kresin Campbell said...

I made a small one LuAnn and it has stayed good for almost a year! Can't wait to see what you're going to do with them. I also told my brother the next time he catches a fish he doesn't want to keep......I'll take it!

LuAnn Kessi said...

Thanks Connie for the update on your glycerin printing plate.

I purchased one of the Gelli printing plates a couple years ago, but my paints dry so quickly on them I have no time to work with the design before printing on fabric. I missed using the regular gelatin plates….they have so much open time with the paint because they are moist. These glycerin plates seem moist so I am hoping they will fit my printing needs.

Good luck catching a fish!

My Best To You,

LuAnn Kessi

A Quilters Playhouse said...

Hi LuAnn...I've made the glycerin plates and they work well but where did you find the large container of glycerin? I could only find 6-oz containers.
a quilters playhouse at gmail dot com (actual email address has no spaces)

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hi Gayle,
I found the gallon jug of Glycerin on Amazon. I put a link on this blogpost for you.