By special request a quick blogpost with the recipe to make a permanent gelatin plate with gelatin leaves, in stead of powdered gelatin.
I got the original recipe from Lindsay, The Frugal Crafter, but since the powdered gelatine isn’t easy to come by here in the netherlands, I adjusted her recipe to use the materials I could find here easy. I also found another great blogpost by Shaz in Oz, she doesn’t use alcohol, but substitutes it with sugar. When I made my plate I couldn’t find her post anymore, so I used Lindsay’s recipe as a starting point. I’m glad I have since found it again.
Here is Linsay’s recipe:
- 6 Tablespoons geletin (7 packets)
- 1 1/2 Cups water
- 1 Cup Alcohol (70% isoprophal)
- 1/2 cup glycerin
- 400 ml water
- 120 ml 96% alcohol (because I couldn’t find 70%)*
- 110 ml glycerine
- 3 packets of Dr. Oetker Gelatine leaves (30 g)
My plate is still going strong even after the abuse it took last week, with me trying out all sorts of things and refusing to put it in the fridge. Even though the temperature was really high for several days. As you can see, I keep it on a kitchen board on top of the plastic wrap. The “cracks” you see are the plastic wrap underneath the gelatin plate.