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Sunday, February 21, 2010

FRIENDLY PLASTIC PELLETS - Top 10 Uses!

FRIENDLY PLASTIC® PELLETS – TOP TEN USES

  • Friendly Plastic® in pellet form takes on delicate impressions when used in a mold.  Silicone based and flexible molds work the best.  Use a release agent for other types of molds. 
  • Friendly Plastic® pellets can be colored using a variety of mediums such as; alcohol based inks, acrylic paint, glitter, mica powders, embossing powders and Rub-N-Buff®.  Custom blend your own colors!
  • Friendly Plastic® pellets can be painted after cooling with acrylic paint.  Apply a coat of clear sealer to protect painted design.
  • Friendly Plastic® pellets can be used to create sculptures.  Use a heat gun to spot heat specific areas when attaching pieces together or to create a smooth surface for painting later. 
  • Friendly Plastic® pellets can be rolled thru a pasta machine when heated using the water method. 
  • Emboss them!  Place a water softened Friendly Plastic® pellets thru the pasta machine on a #2 (thin) setting. Allow to cool.  Afterwards, place the sheet into an embossing folder and run back thru pasta machine on a #6 (thicker) setting.  Remove from folder to reveal texture.  Apply colors to highlight as desired.
  • Friendly Plastic® pellets create wonderful base beads.  Use one of the coloring techniques to create fabulous marbled beads or create your own base bead shapes; allow them to cool and paint with desired pattern
  • Friendly Plastic® pellets can be used in conjunction with Amaco’s bead rollers
  • Friendly Plastic® pellets can be recycled and reused for other projects – no waste!
  • Friendly Plastic® pellets can be die cut using Sizzix dies.  Create a thin sheet of Friendly Plastic® by softening them in hot water and rolling thru the pasta machine on a #2 setting.  Thin sheets can also be cut with a Cricut® machine using a deep cutting blade 





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    2 comments:

    Mylene said...

    Fabulous ideas Linda!

    rarelizzie said...

    What a useful Post, Linda. There are lots of people out there who don't know quite what to do with pellets.

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