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Monday, February 9, 2009

A Look Into My Tool Box



One of the most frequently asked questions I get is... what tools and materials do I use.
So here it is... a look into my Tool Box.

Here are a few of my favorite Friendly Plastic tools.

For Cutting: quilters cutting mat, quilters clear acrylic ruler, a mat knife (or utility knife) and a pair of scissors

For Heating and Softening: Griddle and a heat gun. oops... forgot to photo the heat gun.

Non-stick surfaces: Nordic Wear baking pans and flexible silicone baking sheets (cut to project size).

Creating Swirls and Marbling: The Needle Tool and the Marbling Comb.

Cutters: Cookie cutters, craft cutters, clay cutters.

Craft Knife:

There you have it … my favorite tools to use.

There are so many unique and fascinating tool out there that can be used with Friendly Plastic, I hope you discover a few of your own.

If you follow the tool box link above it will take you to my website for more detailed information.

6 comments:

rarelizzie said...

Ok Jana, how come all your tools look so clean and tidy? Mine are always so messy!

Jana Ewy said...

The truth is... I keep a separate set of tools just for photos. Trust me the tools I use everyday are not fit for viewing. Nor is the room I work in. I would love to have a studio... that word sounds so glamours. The truth is I have a work room that is a chaotic mess, yet somehow I seem to be productive in there.

Linda Peterson Designs said...

I think Jana should post a picture of her craft room...mess and all.......

Barbara Lees said...

Is the griddle like a frying pan, with no water - it is just hot? And then on top of that you have another pan?

Would a hot plate heater, that they use to keep food warm, that can be regulated, would that be the same?

All the best - this Blog is great!
/Barbara

Linda Peterson Designs said...

Barb - We use a griddle with a non-stick cookie pan placed on top (no water). The griddle heats the pan. We can design the plastic, then remove the non-stick cookie pan and place it in cold water. I don't know if a hot plate with a non-stick pan on top would work because the heat may or may not spread evenly and also i would be afraid of burning yourself. I keep my griddle on just under 200 degrees when working with sticks and around 200-250 when working with pellets. Hope this helps

Barbara Lees said...

Thanks so much, do you not also use a roller to flatten it - I can not find it on Amacos page.
)
Have a good weekend!
/B

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