Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Gelli and Stencils, Oh My

There are a multitude of online recipes for making gelli plates and you can also buy them commercially prepared.  I opted to make a "permanent" plate by mixing 7 packets of unflavored gelatin into 1 cup alcohol mixed with 1/2 cup glycerine.  I added 1.5 cups boiling water, mixed it well and poured it into an 8" square pan and let it solidify.  It was easily removed from the pan for use.

And there's more than a multitude of stencils available in all kinds of designs and various ways to create your own.  Those shown are thin plastic and I've added painter's tape around to edges to increase the area to hold them in place when they are being used.  They are still easily washable.

By putting the basic supplies to use with the stencils and gelli plate you can create all sorts of backgrounds and entertain yourself for many hours.  Work near a sink if possible and have the baby wipes close at hand.

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