DFW ALTERED ART MEETUP

  • September 13, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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This week Cathy asked me if I would bring my gelatin plate to the Altered Art Meetup in case there was anyone who didn't get to play with it at the Journaling Meetup last month.

Of course I said YES because I am in true gelatin love. It is wonderful and I don't care who knows about it!

But alas, I realized I am a jealous gelatin lover....... and the more I thought about all the people that would have their hands on MY gelatin plate........   I just couldn't stand it!  (*angst*)

So - for this meetup I will show everyone how to mold the perfect gelatin plate for themselves.  - and no one will ever be without something to do on a Friday night again!

{Applause}

Of course as is the tradition at our meetups everyone is always welcome to work at their own pace on their own project. Please don't let my melodrama keep you from joining us and doing what you want to do. We are a flexible group who like to be creative and have fun first and foremost.

I am still working out the logistics for how I will 'cool' the gelatin down. If I find a way to do it so that everyone can have a finished plate at the end of the evening I will publish a supply list.

Thanks guys - I will see you on Friday.

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Sharon has informed me that we have refrigeration at our new location. Below you will find a supply list.

7 packages of flavored gelatin.  (Knox or store brand) under $4.

12 oz of pure glycerine. This can be found at Wal-Mart next to the alcohol (rubbing not drinking), Walgreens in the beauty lotion aisle, Whole Foods in cosmetics by the Shea butter and coconut oil) under $10.

A container with a flat bottom and low sides to use as a mold.( I use a square or rectangle glass baking dish or plastic container from the dollar store. A non-stick cookie sheet with low sides is also an option and you won't have to remove the gelatin when printing.)

 Spatula or 'stirring stick'

2 cup measuring cup

Medium mixing bowl

 

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  • Sharon G.

    Small group but a great time!

    September 14, 2013

  • P. D.

    That was fun...glad we have a new place to meet.

    September 14, 2013

  • Eva

    Thank you for the wonderful time! :-)

    September 13, 2013

  • Cathy J.

    WoW!! So, what have you been doing lately?....lol At least I am pretty sure you have been enjoying yourself!

    September 10, 2013

    • Linda W.

      still trying to figure out how to use this site. I can't come tonight. Still having pain from surgery.

      September 13, 2013

    • Cathy J.

      Linda---just go to the main page and you should see your RSVP in GREEN in the upper right hand corner. You can change it there. Sorry you are still feeling bad. I was looking forward to seeing you again.

      September 13, 2013

  • P. D.

    I am interested in doing the packing tape gelli plate

    September 7, 2013

    • Cathy J.

      I will have to Google that one

      September 11, 2013

    • Linda Wood S.

      I will try to remember to bring my tape.

      September 13, 2013

  • P. D.

    Nice pictures of your work on pinterest.

    September 10, 2013

  • Noopur

    Will drop in to say hi , it's been time I have met u all ...

    September 12, 2013

  • Jody M.

    I'm so sorry I won't be there because LOTS of relatives are flying in due to a family wedding. I REALLY wanted to be there. So sorry!

    September 12, 2013

    • Linda Wood S.

      Have fun Jody and do plenty of mischief!

      September 13, 2013

  • Barbara C.

    Attending Serger class today!!!! I won't be able to make out tonight as well. Have fun. And see you all soon.

    September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I am new to this meet-up, I am a very crazy and out going African American women that love to laugh and make people laugh! I have been doing nothing but altering for the past three years! I said this is the group for me! What time is the crop ending?

    September 9, 2013

    • Jody M.

      Hey Roseland ~ long time, no see, girl. I used to have the crop with Joni on a Friday night at St. Michael Church with the red doors. I am so excited to meet up with you again. You'll love the people in this group.

      September 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, hey Judy! Wow small world! I'm excited about meeting everyone and seeing you too! This suites me the last year that's all I been making and love all the techniques you can do with them!

      September 12, 2013

  • Barbara C.

    My Meetup emails were being routed to a folder I seldom look at. So I solved that problem. I'll check my calendar for Friday!!

    2 · September 11, 2013

  • Linda Wood S.

    What can you do with a gelatin plate? Take a look.......http://pinterest.com/sheshotwell/original-artwork-by-linda-wood-shotwell/

    September 10, 2013

  • Linda W.

    Haven't been to this meetup in over a year, but really miss it. I'm having minor surgery on Tuesday, so if I'm too uncomfortable on Friday I won't be there.

    September 9, 2013

    • Linda Wood S.

      It has been a while but we hope you can make it!

      September 9, 2013

  • Lisa V.

    I'm not attending because the whole gelli plate thing just completely grosses me out. But I do have a weird idea for cooling: I saw a how-to for instantly freezing water recently, that used a compressed air can---the kind you use to clean your computer. If you search on YouTube, you'll find a bazillion videos of people freezing various liquids this way. I'm thinking you might be able to chill your gelatin quickly by blasting the container with canned air. Somebody should test this, and video it---if it works, you could be a gelli plate hero :)

    September 7, 2013

    • Linda Wood S.

      that's a great idea - I have a can somewhere that

      September 7, 2013

  • Sharon G.

    There is a refrigerator in the kitchen at the Jaycee Park Center that could be used for cooling -- very small freezer compartment though. Plus you could use the stove or microwave to heat water (I think it's working.) Also there is abundant ice in the ice maker, so you could bring towels and ice chest to layer the plates for cooling.

    Once you get the permanent gelatin plates made, don't forget to bring them to the 2nd free Gelli Plate Workshop / Workday on Sunday, Sept. 15 at the West Irving Library 1:30 - 4:30pm. Linda and I will do demos.

    September 7, 2013

    • Linda Wood S.

      Thanks Sharon, I posted the supply list above.

      September 7, 2013

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