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« on: December 22, 2005 12:51:46 PM »

  Hey everyone. This is more of an idea than a finished project. I was watching some show today and they were doing these really cool jell-o monotypes. What you do is make the recipie of any gelatin, flavored or not. Then you pour it into a fairly flat pan. After it firms up, cover the surface with a thin layer of water soluble ink. Then take random objects like feathers, leaves or other small items and lay them on top of the ink. After putting all your items in place, you take a piece of paper and smooth it over the gelatin. Push hard enough to pick up the ink, but not too hard as to smudge or smear the ink. Lift the paper and you have a super cool jell-o monoprint! It would be cool on fabric too! Have fun!

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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2005 12:56:18 PM »

aha i watched that show too... that's clever, right? they had some :casting calls on these boards a wihile ago

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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2005 04:24:19 PM »

I just watched that, too. One step that is really important is taking the air bubbles out of the gelatin. The lady on the show gently pressed newsprint into the top of the gelatin before it sets. I guess this step depends on how smooth a finish you need for the final product.

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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2005 06:26:22 PM »

I saw that today also and thought it was nifty.  I also thought it was very interesting how she used simple coffee filters to make the prints.
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2005 08:09:57 PM »

i saw that too lol i was actually wanting to try it after i saw it but no jello...
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