Saturday, March 21, 2009
Featuring Adrienne's Art Garden - Additional uses for Friendly Plastic
Most of the work you see using Friendly Plastic is for topical surfaces. I really liked how Adrienne of Adrienne's Art Garden used Friendly Plastic as an armature of sorts.
I am making a metallic item for Annie. I knew I wanted to have some letters under the metal, to make the words appear in relief, but didn't have any letters to use. I decided to make them myself using Friendly Plastic! I heated the FP on the craft mat with the heat gun, and stamped into the pieces firmly with a texture stamp. Once cooled, I peeled the stamp off, and re-heated the FP. When it was shiny and soft, but hadn't lost it's texture, I used some small letter cutters that I found in Tesco last year. I pushed the cutters in hard, and left them there until the FP was cold.