Botanical Jelly Printing
During this relaxed one day workshop at Slamseys, you will learn how to make botanical monoprints using a jelly plate. We start jelly printing with simple stencils to understand the technique and then choose suitable leaves, flowers and found objects to create random patterns, compositions and detailed studies. You’ll be encouraged to develop your own style in this workshop where we abandon perfectionism, embrace experimentation and enjoy the process.
You will leave with … a selection of experimental prints of your own design on a range of papers that can be framed or used for future craft projects. At the end of the workshop a manual will be emailed to you that recaps the jelly printing techniques that you have learnt and instructions for making your own jelly plate at home.
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is aimed at journal keepers, card makers, gardeners, nature lovers, beginners with no experience in printmaking and those with a little printmaking experience who would like to try a new technique.
All printmaking equipment and materials are provided so you don’t need to bring anything with you, but you might like to bring along your own sketchbook and a few small plants. Tea, and coffee is provided, but please bring along a packed lunch the nearest shop is a five minute drive away).
Group size is limited to 6 people to give you plenty of space to work in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Please arrive at 09:30, the workshop will finish at approximately 15:00, but note that times may vary depending on the speed at which you work. We will be walking around the farm yard so please bring appropriate shoes and a waterproof jacket if it is wet. You will need to bring a packed lunch.
After a lifetime dabbling in crafts, Anne was delighted to discover that Jelly Printing combined her love of nature with her enthusiasm for jelly.
"I love showing people how easy it is to be creative with little more than gelatine, printing ink and a few leaves."
Anne is the main contributor to our blog at Slamseys Journal
I really enjoyed the mono printing, Anne is a very relaxed tutor and the environment of the barn is a lovely space to work in.
Thank you for a creative and fun morning jelly printing, highly recommended - we loved it!