One of the most unique crafts I saw at CHA last week was from Gelatin Designs. I was walking around the show looking for a particular booth number when I stumbled upon what I thought was glass art and was intrigued. Then I found out it was made with just gelatin from the store and I was amazed!
There was a lovely young girl, daughter of the owner, manning the booth while her mother was on break and she explained how this craft had been around for a long time, but that her mother had developed these molds to make the process simpler.
The process seemed simple enough, make gelatin liquid using your microwave, pour in molds and let dry. Then remove from the molds and trim the gelatin to the exact shape. Paint or decorate with a variety of media.
She had a variety of molds with a variety of textures, not just flowers.
The results were amazing; I held some pieces and played with them to see if they were resilient and they were. The nice young girl told me that the only thing you can’t do it get them wet.
Have you heard of or seen this craft before? Is this something you would try?