The method for creating artistic gelatin involves injecting clear gelatin with colored, opaque gelatin in artistic designs. Easier methods involve inserting premade items into clear gelatin.
Homemaking author Martha Stewart offers an easy method for transforming gelatin into a fish bowl. Allow a 2-liter bottle of lemon-lime soda to go flat. Place 1 cup of the flat soda in a large bowl, and sprinkle 1 ounce gelatin over the soda. Let the gelatin soften in the soda for five minutes.
Heat 2 cups flat soda just before boiling. Add the gelatin mix, stirring until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Remove from the heat, and pour the remaining 2 liters of flat soda into the mix. Add 2 drops blue food coloring, mixing well. Pour the gelatin into a fish bowl, and refrigerate overnight. Before serving, make slits in the gelatin and insert gummy fish.
Chef Rachel Ray offers a similar option. Prepare six boxes unflavored gelatin with half the required water. Chill for 30 minutes in glass vases, and then insert flowers in the gelatin.
Another recipe calls for making several flavors of gelatin with half the water. Cut the cooled gelatin into squares, and arrange in a glass pan. Dissolve 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin in 2 cups hot water. Allow to cool, and then stir in 1 can sweetened condensed milk. Allow to cool, and then pour over the gelatin squares. Chill overnight. The finished dessert resembles cut glass.