Dogwood I

This Dogwood piece was my first work made with monoprints by
using a gelatin plate.
What fun I had with the gelatin...more to come!

I needed to quickly capture the prints of the last Dogwood blooms of this Spring as they faded away. I gathered several blooms along with leaves to make two monoprints from a gelatin plate - one original, the other a ghost print. Bloom and leaf transfers were used to finish the composition. I loved the spontaneity and the organic feel that one gets with the gelatin plate prints. A variety of colors and thickness of threads were used for free motion quilting. This small work measures 18" by 18".
Gelatin Dogwood Quilt
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