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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 lives in Iowa and

Di used Friendly Plastic after entering a Yahoo group swap. Read on about the unique way she achieved the impression....
She writes:



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....


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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