Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"Mad Artist" just had to try this...

I've had more fun today after reading
an article by Frances H Alford, I just had
to try this. Above is a gelatine mold I made.
I simply mixed two envelopes to one cup cold water.
I used  6 envelopes and 3 cups water for this pie plate.
Heated it to a boil, stirring, stirring and more stirring
until dissolved. But do not boil very long or you will
scorch the gelatine. Pour into mold, refrigerate til firm.
Loosen the edges and I turned it onto freezer paper. This
can be tricky, one must be patient (LOL). Let it
 set , so it dries on the surface. Now the fun begins!!!
Gently spread fabric paint (I used Golden Fluid Acrylics)
onto the gelatine form. I squirted, painted and used tools
to move the paint around very gently. You don't want to
scratch or chip the gelatine.
Place your fabric over the gelatine
and smooth from the center out.
 I used my
!!!!
Great to be a kid again!
Lift and lay out to dry.
(I placed them on more freezer paper.)
When they dry I shall add marking pens,
copic markers, quilting free hand, beads etc.
Cut them into shapes and make a fiber art
quilt. This was  a lot of fun. The neat thing about it was
I washed off the gelatine "plate" and covered it with plastic
wrap, put it back in the pie plate and refrigerated it for more
painting. So it's good for a little while!
 I shall have to put a note on it,
"DO NOT EAT!"
I'll keep you posted on my progress.
I must thank Ms. Alford as this was a fun project!
PS. Do NOT put this down your garbage disposer.
Bad things could happen. Throw it in the trash.

11 comments:

Kiki said...

What a wonderful post..looks like such fun...thanks for sharing your adventure! Yay!

Shirley said...

That really looks fun and I can see the boys having a lot of fun with it. I don't know about mommies, but then what child doesn't like to finger paint. I will look forward to seeing what you do next. Take care.

Laurie said...

Who thinks of these things!? Would even say hey let me put paint on jello! The results though are so fun, be sure to post pictures of your finished projects ok?!!

Terri Kahrs said...

Hmmmmm . . . . after trying this project, I just might need a jello shot!!! SEriously, this is so darn creative! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

How fun is this?! Really fun! Thanks for posting the method...will have to give this a whirl sometime. xo, Sue

Snap said...

What fun! You are always trying new things. Good for you!!!!!! Looking forward to watching the process evolve!!!!!!!!!

Zuzu said...

Amazing - I cannot wait to see your finished pieces!
Have a happy,
Zuzu

Polly said...

I HAVE to try this. I love new ideas and this is one I have never heard of and so very unique. The prints are lovely and I can barely wait to see what you do with them. You are awesome, Sharon!

Pearl said...

O.M.G. that is so crazy I love it! These turned out really cool, wish I could have been there to play I love this kinda stuff. Happy Creating

The Rustic Victorian said...

Goodness what a mess,,lol,,a pretty mess,,fun!
Love
Marcie

Maggie R said...

Hi Sharon...
Wow.... A new meaning for Gelatin...
This is amazing.... What fun....
Good for you for trying this.. you are so inspiring..
What you did is fabulous...
Don't know if I will try it but it is tempting. I will put it on my list(#122)....hahahaha
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie