I was wondering if someone could tell me, when making the gelatin bows, can I use any impression mat? Or does it have to be the one specifically for making gelatin bows/molds? I've tried looking on CC for this same question, and haven't found it or an answer to it.
Well, to be perfectly honest, I have no idea, but my solution to this kind of problem - time allowing - is to experiment. Paint an impression mat with your 2-to-1 water to gelatin mixture, let it dry and see if if lifts up off the mat in one piece like it would on those acetate sheets that are used for making the gelating sheets for bows. If it does, you're home free. If it doesn't, it's back to the drawing board! The acetate sheets have a texture to them, but it's much less raised than the design on an impression mat, so you'd have to try it out to see what happens. I find I'm usually pleasantly surprised at how nicely gelatin leaves, petals, butterfiles and bows come out and how resistant they are. I just might work! Hope so!
Thank you so much for your words of encouragement! I will give it a go and see what happens,lol. I will be sure to let you know