Monday, 24 May 2010

Playing around with friendly plastic..





I have always had a problem with so called "friendly" plastic as when I tried to make anything in the past it has always turned into a black gooey mess and stuck to my fingers. I visit the cool2craft live website on Mondays (see link to the right) and I won an online Fusion Illusion friendly plastic lesson with Linda Peterson. We have been having a mini heatwave here so have been playing with some friendly plastic of a night time. I made these brooches, pendants by heating the plastic in a melting pot with some greaseproof paper..the secret is not too have the pan too hot! (around 110 in the UK). I have used some foil pie dishes and the inside of a tomato puree tube to make the faux metal backgrounds..great fun and it wasnt a gooey mess this time!!

6 comments:

Fuchsia said...

They are really cool !
Love the colours

I haven't found it very friendly yet LOL but will try it in my melting pot next time I dare to get it out .

Janet Ghio said...

These are really neat. I always like coming to your blog, because you try new things!

Sid said...

Love these and i have loads of FP but hardly ever use it !!

Donna said...

Those are really beautiful! I love the way the plastic colors swirl around. I have no idea how you do it..but it looks great on a pendant! (or key chain if that's what they are.)

I love learning new things and am always amazed at what you come up with on your blog Lorraine!

Linda said...

Definitely not a gooey mess.... these look very successful Lorraine!

Melinda Cornish said...

they are really fun...sometimes the trick is just knowing how to use something I guess....I love the card in the previous post too.....