Another title could be "Avoid Collaging When You Have to Cook Dinner". On one hand, (both actually) it's good to know that the gel medium is going to hold that well. On the other, I look like I'm suffering from the plague. This stuff peels and flakes of slowly in a "Hey, how's your leprosy?" kind of way. I'm glad I had started dinner beforehand, but I don't think I'll be finishing it up. Julia Child never recommended gel medium as garnish. Ew.
So, to illustrate, I took a photo of my hand and you can barely see the diseased peely grossness. Why is it that my hand looks horrible in real life and the photo makes it look not too bad? I don't sleep well one night and I look like I'm 80 in a photo! How does that work?
Back to the main theme... how does one get this off their hands? Over the years I've found washing dishes by hand is about the only way to slough this adhesive off. Again, where is the fairness in that? I think it should come off completely when you relax on the couch and your spouse cleans up from dinner. Doesn't that sound better? Come on people, let's make a change for the better! *sigh*
I know, it's all a pipe dream. At any rate, there's got to be a better way. I shall do some research and report back. I'm still holding out hope for the relaxing on the couch bit though.