Gel Plate with Natural Dyes

Final wash out, note that about one third of the color has washed out, it is HOWEVER, typical and very stable at this point.

After the printing has been done and the fabric is curing.

Two prints, I just rollered the dye onto the whole plate to create background.

Rollered dye on the plate, that I then placed silk dupioni (that had been dyed with a weak cochineal bath) and created the print.

Madder lac extract mixed with gum tragacanth on my mixing plate. That is the dye on the roller/brayer. As you can see it is thick, you can vary the thickness for varying results. I find that the thicker it is the better print you get.