I can't imagine what perfect must look like because that looks great!
In man,s hand all flowers became beatiful!
Andrew, you have done a wonderful job. It's beautiful!
Hi! Andrew, I love the flower I have done the tutorials they are great but I haven't used gelatine.
How stiff is the flower using Gelatine, are they very stiff or have they a softness if you know what I mean?
I have used sinamay stiffener also hairspray and spray starch all of these give different results.
Shelagh, the gelatine gives the silk georgette a sort of papery feel and stiffness. It also makes it slightly sparkly, which is presumably the crystals in the gelatine. I haven't tried the other methods on the same fabric yet, although I do have some of the solvent based sizing. The silk georgette is very fine and limp without the sizing but it still feels a little malleable after, not rock hard. I quite like it and had no problem with scorching using the 30w setting on the soldering iron.
Thank you for getting back to me. I am going to try the gelatine. I have some cotton organdie and as it doesn't have a sheen I would like to see if the galantine leaves a sparkle. I don't use the electric irons I use the tools that you heat on a hob, but by testing the heat I haven't had problems.