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Post by Guest on Mon 6 Jul 2009 - 11:12

I had a whole day whilst Ken was sleeping so did loads of different bits and bobs. These are a few of the shrink plastic embellies I made. Some have a hole in so will have wires and beads added as "danglies".


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Post by Scrap Monkey on Mon 6 Jul 2009 - 11:40

I especially like the one on the top right, but they are all lovely!

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Post by Guest on Mon 6 Jul 2009 - 12:23

How pretty they are. I have a pack of shrink plastic somewhere.
I have never tried it. I should do it when the grandkids are here
as they would love it - fascinate them for a little while.

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Post by Maria on Mon 6 Jul 2009 - 13:28

these are lovely mum... how many of them are for me?

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Post by Di Masters on Mon 6 Jul 2009 - 15:20

You have been having fun, these are lovely too.

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Post by Guest on Mon 6 Jul 2009 - 17:58

Yes Steph, I believe you can use hot water instead of the heat gun - though it's so long since I had kids that I don't really know which would be worse!!!! It is a lovely thing to play about with though - I had such fun.

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Post by supergran on Mon 6 Jul 2009 - 18:48

Very nice Patty, this is friendly plastic Steph different than shrink plastic.

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Post by Guest on Mon 6 Jul 2009 - 18:51

supergran wrote:Very nice Patty, this is friendly plastic Steph different than shrink plastic.

Oh, ok. Never actually heard of it then. What happens with it ?

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Post by Guest on Mon 6 Jul 2009 - 20:38

Friendly plastic comes in different coloured strips that you cut up and melt together either in a pattern or in a muddle. When you heat it, it melts and sometimes it changes colour slightly and then you can stamp in it, draw in it, add beads, wire etc and shape it. It is good fun to use as you can just muck around with it and I have been using some to make ATC's.

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Post by Guest on Mon 6 Jul 2009 - 21:09

Beautifully described Helen, if I may say so!!

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Post by kimb on Mon 6 Jul 2009 - 21:20

they are yummy patty , i bought a couple of strips of this while in devon a few yrs ago and never did know what to do with it , i bought them because i liked the colours

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Post by Guest on Mon 6 Jul 2009 - 21:37

Well Kim, cut it into bits (about 2" or so) and then pop them all edge to edge on your heat mat and heat them with a heat gun and then squiggle a cocktail stick across the "joins" to drag one colour through another ... then let it cool and see how pretty it all looks. Lovely fun to play with!

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Post by lyndaejane on Mon 6 Jul 2009 - 21:49

I like the top left one best. Never used shrink plastic, but it does seem to produce some good results. Mustn't buy anything else!

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Post by Guest on Mon 6 Jul 2009 - 21:52

you can buy special tools and special stamps to use with it too..i love it x

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Post by Guest on Tue 7 Jul 2009 - 9:44

I prefer this friendly plastic to shrink plastic and you can just stamp any old wooden backed stamp onto Versamark, then imprint it into the friendly plastic whilst it is hot and runny.

One day - just one day - you and I will have a crafting session here together Lynda!! (Just don't hold your breath for a while, will you??)

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Post by lyndaejane on Tue 7 Jul 2009 - 14:19

Just read back what I put and realised I said "shrink" when I meant "friendly" - too tired, I guess!

Will look forward to our crafting session, Patty - and no, I won't hold my breath!

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Post by Guest on Tue 7 Jul 2009 - 16:45

It all sounds great fun. Another thing to add to my ever growing 'to do'
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Post by thriftycrafter on Tue 7 Jul 2009 - 17:36

They're lovely you did have fun, I do need to be a bit more creative when I use it, I've only ever stamped into it.

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Post by WeirdCat on Sat 18 Jul 2009 - 17:13

Bottom right is my favourite, very pretty

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