So many great questions are flowing in to me lately. Let's take them one at a time so that you can find the answers you need easily.
Additionally we have compiled a page with FAQ's and Basic Techniques here
What kind of glue or adhesive should I use on Friendly Plastic?
Glues and Adhesives
Of course each of you will have a personal favorite and we recommend using the one that best suits the technique, climate you live in and your own personal style.
For me recently I have come across Aleene's Platinum Bond 7800 which is similar to E-6000. I have used it in several of my projects and really like how it performs. I find it works well on leather, Friendly Plastic and metal jewelry components as well.
It is important to test several adhesives to find one suitable and always follow manufacturer's instructions for safety precautions.
The video below uses a silicone based glue such as E-6000 or Aleene's Platinum Bond 7800 to make a palm tree pendant with scraps of Friendly Plastic and glass marbles available from the floral department at your craft store.
So if you day is a little gloomy, and it's looking snowy or rainy outside, well at least you can pretend you're at the Beach and think warm thoughts- right??
For this project you'll need:
Friendly Plastic colored Sticks or pieces left over from various projects - greens, browns
Rhinestones - we used 4mm in colors of choice
Silicone Based Glue
Non-Stick work mat
Pre-made necklace chain
- Cut three or four small green pieces of Friendly Plastic into long triangles
- Cut a long rectangle of copper Friendly Plastic into a tapered rectangle
- Arrange pieces on non-stick sheet to form palm tree and melt pieces together. Let them cool
- Place the palm tree over a marble and heat slightly until the Friendly Plastic slumps around the shape of the marble. Let it cool
- Glue bail onto back of marble. Glue palm tree to Marble
- attach to neck chain
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