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post #61 of 881
Here is my first gelatin flower. (I used the same gelatin as I did for the pink bow) I need some work on how to assemble the flower, and I have not made the leaves yet!

The sparkle on them is Pixie Dust (boy does that make them sparkle too!) I believe that is what Diane uses on hers, I bought about every color she sold at DOS!

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As far as the humidity issue, I think they are fine. I know Diane said she has been toting those displays around for a couple of weeks and they held up just fine. (although it is not summer time yet, so I think I will ask her about that!)

I also think the wire should have been clear to almost the top of the petal - it doesn't look quite right the way I did it.

I bet the Knox gelatin company will wonder what the heck is up with all the gelatin sales.
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post #62 of 881
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Originally Posted by Maria_Campos

I'm thinking about using them as windows for a ginger bread house or windshield for convertible maybe even stain glass the possibilties are endless


Oh! Stained glass... that sounds so cool.
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post #63 of 881
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Originally Posted by Spuddysmom

Thank you so much!! What an exciting technique - amazing results. Okay, so is there a 24 hr help line for CC addicts (CCA?), cuz let's face it, we all know what we all will be playing with this weekend. Late into the night we'll all be listening for that new "gelatin releasing from the impression sheet" sounds..... SO cool! Thanks again for sharing. BTW, lusterdust on flowers?



Nope, Disco Dust. Lustre dust smudges and makes life miserable. Apply Disco Dust which has a bigger granule and it works wonders in this application! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #64 of 881
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Originally Posted by mrscromer

I would like to know how well these BEAUTIFUL gelatin things hold up in humidty? Does anyone know? Thanks for the Info.



I'm in the North where it can get humid but I haven't had any problems. However, I'm working with a gal in Aruba on these techniques and she says she's had butterflies melt going from one room to another. So I guess it just depends. icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #65 of 881
Thanks for the infos.....it's just that when I first started out with the gum paste and my cake was on display with a swap cooler in the room and then it rain, all my flowers melted, I should say wilted away. But since I have used Nicholas Lodge's recipe for gum paste, my problems went away.....thanks nick.

Well, if anyone else knows, please share

Thank you very much. This is a wondeful place to share infos and ideas. What a bunch a WONDERFUL person....
post #66 of 881
You know what else is cool about the veining sheets themselves -- you can use them with chocolate! How cool would that be, chocolate flowers and chocolate butterflies? Cool! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #67 of 881
Is it possible to do the bows without a texture sheet? Maybe on a silpat or something? Is this a special texture sheet, or an impression mat? Lots of questions...I want to give this a try RIGHT NOW!! Thanks so much everyone for sharing!
post #68 of 881
The kit that me, Loucinda and JustDi and Michaelle are using has five impression mats in them, with leaves, petals and butterflies on them. That's what we use for butterflies and flowers. Loucinda made her bow using a regular impression mat and cutting the dried gelatin into strips to make her bow loops. I'm sure you could use a Silpat -- it has a smooth side and a textured side. Try it and tell us what you think! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #69 of 881
Thanks, bobwonderbuns! I think I'll give this a try this weekend. Oh, how I love CC! I've learned so much from y'all!
post #70 of 881
Diane now sells a set of impression mats for the bows, in addition to the set we all have as BWB described. There are 6 different "textures" to them - you can see the different ones in the pics Bobwonderbuns posted....I only have the one bow impression mat (but I have already ordered the rest of them!)

I can't wait to see the one you try on the silpat!!! Oh what fun we have!!! thumbs_up.gif

edited to add: I am spelling impression m a t s correctly, it just keeps doing it's own thing when I post it! icon_confused.gif
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post #71 of 881
Just an FYI: I used up the rest of a batch of gelatin on my brick-impression mat that I use for fondant, and it worked great! The only thing is the grooves are deeper, so you have to put the gelatin on thick. but it did pop right off...

Now I have a sheet of purple-clear brick... Not very useful, but I got my answer!

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post #72 of 881
Are the bodies of the butterflies made of royal icing?
post #73 of 881
They sell a silicone mold that has a small butterfly, a bigger butterfly, a bumble bee and a lady bug. (I used just a small part of one of the butterfly wing sets to make wings for the bumble bee - it is adorable!)

Tammy - good to know it will work with the other mats!
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post #74 of 881
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Originally Posted by sharonk

Are the bodies of the butterflies made of royal icing?



If you look in my pix, the butterfly cake -- I made the bodies out of Royal. I have the mold though but I've always had trouble getting it to stick to the wings.
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post #75 of 881
Thank you so much for this
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