Friendly Plastic is back! On this blog we offer tips and ideas on how to use Friendly Plastic strips and pellets in your jewelry making, craft projects, card making, paper craft projects and more. We have lots of free project ideas and we are anxious to always share more! We know you'll find this plastic modeling material easy to use and fun!
Join Linda Peterson and other talented artists and take this creative journey with us!
Deadline for Entries to the Open Design Challenge extended!!! November 18th
November 2009 - Deadline for Amaco Friendly Plastic Challenge 2010 extended
Deadline Extended! Entries to be Postmarked by November 18, 2009
The deadline to enter the AMACO Friendly Plastic ' design challenge' has been extended until November 18.
But don't wait to send in your entries - if your entry is postmarked by the original deadline of November 6 you'll receive a complimentary sample of Friendly Plastic.
This challenge is open to all ages with cash prizes and awards given in 4 simple categories each of which require you to use at least 50% Friendly Plastic in your entry.
All entries will be showcased in a gallery on-line at amaco.com and at the Craft & Hobby Association Show (CHA) in Anaheim, January 2010. All winners will receive an etched crystal award, $100 check, plus a $100 check to the charity of their choice.
If you haven't heard, Friendly Plastic is back by popular demand! Remember that glitzy, bright, shimmering metallic jewelry from the 80's that crafters embellished with crystals, watch parts and beads?! It's back by design, because creative women like Liz Welch and Jana Ewy kept it alive, then helped reignite it with the help of Linda Peterson, Jen Lowe and their countless on-line friends in the U.S., UK and Australia!
Butterfly Memory by Sara Romero.
This is the second year that AMACO is honoring the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust with a challenge category called "Butterflies." AMACO invites you, your friends, and family members to make butterflies (as a symbol representing each child lost) to be installed at the Holocaust Museum Houston Butterfly Project.
Cash prizes and awards will be given for the Best Butterfly made by an artist under the age of 15, as well as, the Best Butterfly made by an artist over the age of 15. Butterflies should not be any larger than 8" x 10" and should not have glitter, macaroni or perishables attached to them.
In addition, two more categories are designed to shake things up, loosen creative ideas, and stimulate original artwork! Awards will be given for the Best Mixed Media/Altered Art Project and for the Best Mixed Media Jewelry Design. The Mixed Media/Altered Art Project can be anything from paper crafting to home decor, wearable or installation art. There's no limit to your own creative applications! The Mixed Media Jewelry Design combines Friendly Plastic Design Sticks or Pellets with other mediums that appeal to you!
Here is a link to the on-line entry form. The awards reception is scheduled to take place on January 25, 2010 in the AMACO Booth at the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA-Anaheim). Stay tuned for more news on our Facebook page or Twitter!