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post #766 of 881
I make my colored flowers with the sugar free flavored gelatin and the kids love them. It's like flavored paper. lol. They are really sweet since it is so concentrated. Kinda sour. If I have to do something clear I use the unflavored but for the most part I just let people know that they have to be careful with the wires.
post #767 of 881
OMG i've had succeed in making the worlds ugliest bow icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif I am so new at decorating that i'm lost... Please help... How many inches lengthwise and widthwise should the strips be? How many strips do you use per bow? Do the strips get smaller when you get to the middle, and why do my strips crease flat (if that makes sense)??? I've been trying so hard and am getting very frustrated, you all make beautiful pieces and I want so much to do that... I will not give up with your help... Thank you thank you thank you... icon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gif
post #768 of 881
Here's some new flowers I made from the new book. Calla lilies and carnations. The "rocks" are marbled fondant.
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post #769 of 881
BEAUUUUUTIFUL!!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
post #770 of 881
Wow! Fabulous!
post #771 of 881
OMG! Incredible. Just gorgeous
post #772 of 881
Okay...so I have read through most of this thread and tried most of the suggestions, but here is the thing...I can not seem to get rid of all the bubbles! I am making thicker sheets of gelatin that will be cut into windows, so they have to be sturdier and thicker without any bubbles. I have a heating pad under my mat, and that has helped getting the thinkness even, but no matter how much I skim or re-heat, my gelatin is really bubbly. I am using just plain knox. Help please!
post #773 of 881
Not sure what you are doing wrong there. Don't stir it too much? I don't have many issues with bubbles, so I am not really much help. What kind of brush are you using to paint the gelatin on the mat?
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post #774 of 881
Just received my NEW SET of gelatin veining sheets!! icon_biggrin.gif Leaf #5, 6 & 7. Flower # 5 & 6, and then the texture sheets - water, linen, wavy lines, & squiggles. I can't wait to try them out!! If anyone wants the info on where to get them, PM me and I will send it to you. LOVE the new package design too, thanks Di and Michaelle, these are a great addition to the gelatin lineup! icon_smile.gif
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post #775 of 881
I am using a silpat mat, because I need just plain sheets without any texture and I am using a 3/4 inch artists sable brush, the same kind I would use for royal icing brush embroidery. It finally dried, but it's really curled up and I can't get it to lay flat and oh the bubbles! HELP!
post #776 of 881
If it curled up a lot, your gelatin was too thin. The brush I use is a flat one, not a "rounded" one. The sheets will release from the mat when they are dry, but they should not curl up.
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post #777 of 881
I think that I have found the more I try to paint over the same spot is when I get bubbles. Sometimes I just load the brush up with the gelatin and kind of drop/drip it onto the sheet. I hope this helps.

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Originally Posted by LuluSweetArt

I am using a silpat mat, because I need just plain sheets without any texture and I am using a 3/4 inch artists sable brush, the same kind I would use for royal icing brush embroidery. It finally dried, but it's really curled up and I can't get it to lay flat and oh the bubbles! HELP!
post #778 of 881
Hi I found this myself I hope it helps.
How to Make Gelatin Flowers and Bows
BY: JUSTDI
Rating: 9.1/10 (17 votes cast)

You can make delicate and slightly transparent flowers, bows and butterflies using this technique.

Basically, you mix 2 1/2 parts water and 1 part gelatin (unflavored like Knox NOT Jello! )
Warm in microwave, then let sit 5-10 minutes to allow the scum to raise to the top. Peel the scum off (photo above) then gelatin is ready to use
(youll need to rewarm to liquify at this point.)

Brush onto veining or texture sheet and let it sit for 3-5 hours gelatin will release itself when its completely dry.
Click here for veiners, and impression mats at globalsugarart.com
Once dry, remove the gelatin from your veiner or texture sheet (impression mat or veiner)
You can cut the gelatin with regular scissors, scrapbooking scissors, etc
For the bows, cut into strips, then use a small drop of gelatin to attach together.
Add a paperclip to hold together 10-15 minutes until set, then theyre done.
To form the bow, place a quarter size bit of warm gelatin mix on a plate or pc of plastic add the bows as you would assemble a gumpaste or fondant loop bow.
Let the first layer set up, then add more warm gelatin in the center and add remaining bow loops.

http://cakecentral.com/articles/694/how-to-make-gelatin-flowers-and-bows

How to Make Gelatin Flowers and Bows

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post #779 of 881
That article was written by the woman who posted this (justdi) it is the same technique alll these posts are about. These posts go into a lot more detail than the article did. Thanks for trying to help! thumbs_up.gif
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post #780 of 881
I have had several pm's on the technique lately, and I just wanted to tell folks that there is a free video that is out there, if you would like the address for it, just pm me and I will give it to you.
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