Gelatin Question

Decorating By eava Updated 28 Mar 2013 , 10:50pm by BakingIrene

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eava Posted 28 Mar 2013 , 3:24pm
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I am trying to make something that will mimic organza and I was wondering if I can take the mixture for gelatine butterflies add some luster dusts so it has the right sheen, let it dry in a thin sheet and then drape it, or will it be too brittle once dry?  Can it be softened with a hair dryer to make it more flexible so I can shape it?  I'm trying to get the effect of a train on a wedding dress.

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-K8memphis Posted 28 Mar 2013 , 8:38pm
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what about making a mold and apply the gelatin to the mold then let it dry in the shape you want the final product to look like

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BakingIrene Posted 28 Mar 2013 , 10:50pm
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I am trying to make something that will mimic organza and I was wondering if I can take the mixture for gelatine butterflies add some luster dusts so it has the right sheen, let it dry in a thin sheet and then drape it, or will it be too brittle once dry?  Can it be softened with a hair dryer to make it more flexible so I can shape it?  I'm trying to get the effect of a train on a wedding dress.

Get sheet gelatine.  Soak it in water and shape it to the final shape on a form.  Let it dry and then brush with luster dust.

 

Sorry but gelatine has to be soaking wet to be soft.  Otherwise it's very brittle.

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