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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Di-did-it with Friendly Plastic

I do enjoy being able to promote new artists on the blog. Today's feature is Di from Di-did-it.blogspot.com. Di lives in Iowa and

Di used Friendly Plastic after entering a Yahoo group swap. Read on about the unique way she achieved the impression....
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This month I participated in a charm swap with the Yahoo group Altered Art of Visions and Dreams.
Each of us created three charms no larger than 1-1/2", and each with a silver jump ring. I decided to use Friendly Plastic for mine.
Considering this was only my second time using Friendly Plastic, there was some trial & error, but it was all fun.
Instead of using a rubber stamp to create a recessed image, I used a broken broach of my Grandmother's. For the back, I cut a circle from the metal portion of an old floppy diskette (remember those?), hammered it to create texture, then applied metal ink to it. After attaching the front to the back, I dipped each charm in gloss glaze for protection along with a nice shine.

These charms were a lot of fun to make and I'm anxious to make more Friendly Plastic pieces, as a variety of ideas have been swimming in my head.

What about you? Have you played with Friendly Plastic? Do tell....

3 comments:

Kimberly said...

Thanks for featuring Di's work! We are both members of the same yahoo altered art group and I also participated in the charm swap. I never heard of Friendly Plastic before and would like to try working with it. The results are beautiful!

Linda Elbourne said...

Great work Di!

Jodi said...

This is a beautiful charm!!!!!

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