Wednesday, February 15, 2012
some charms and fantastic plastic
This afternoon, I had a play with embossing powder and plastics. I have seen a video where plastic was embossed with an embosser like a cuttle bug here . This doesn't require heat. and although I will try it, it wasn't what I wanted.
I tried quite a few different types of plastics. (This table here is an overwiew of recyclable plastics.) The first plastic I tried was a number 5 or poly propylene (PP) . It is not completely clear and is more soft rather than brittle. Generally it is from take away or thin microwaveable plastic containers - like the ones you can get in packs of six at the supermarket.
Buoyed on by this success, I tried a few more types of plastic.
The last two plastics I tried are a bit different. They both came out of an LCD computer screen when hubby pulled it apart. The first one is slightly frosted and looks just like quilting stencil plastic.
The reason this one appealed to me so much is that a friend is going to run a dream catcher workshop at our community house, and I thought that if these were suspended at the bottom, they would just top it off.
I am sure you will be seeing this technique in my ATCs (when I get all the hearts out of my system, lol)
Make sure you play every day.