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Old 04-12-2017, 08:23 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by TLady View Post
What a GREAT IDEA! I will put this tid-bit of information in the file with my stencils. I haven't gotten into stencils as this woman has, that is yet to come! LOL But, the last time I used my stencils, I tried out my homemade Gelli Plate.... I ran a sink of SUPER HOT water with dish detergent (not dish washer soap), & just dropped them in when I was all done, (If I remember correctly, I did wear gloves too), & then I used a fingernail brush to scrub them carefully & the paint came right off!
Getting to your stencils right away is definitely the best way to keep them clean. If you drop them into a pan of water immediately, there's never a problem.

But in the heat of the moment, we tend to not do that. (Or at least I often don't !)

Tim Holtz recommends alcohol wipes. I just remembered this from an online course I took with him. I've never tried that, either.

And I don't think the care for a homamade gelatin plate is the same as for a Gelli Plate. If by that you mean one made with actual gelatin. A Gelli Plate is some kind of plastic material.

I clean my Gelli Plate with either mineral oil or hand sanitizer. (Circling back around to the original question.)
I have come to the conclusion that buying craft supplies and actually using them are two separate hobbies.
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