February 26, 2011

plastic fantastic..?



Hi everyone...a little bit of Friendly Plastic play again today...this time some brooches and badges. I'm really just using up the bits and pieces left from the tutorial i did a few weeks back...but its fun to see what you can come up with when you're a little bit limited!



The brooch above is made in a metal brooch base by Efco and is mainly tiny scraps of FP and glass shards melted into the recess...i've also used Alcohol Inks to colour a charm in similar colours and then i've pressed it into the warm plastic {sorry no idea where this beauty came from but if you know...do share...as i'd like another one, pls!!} When the FP had cooled, i topped up the recess with Glossy Accents and left it for 2 days!! Notice how i've not covered the starfish completely...i real life this looks like it is emerging and gives a beautiful textured finish :)






for this butterfly brooch i experimented with chipboard shapes and used this butterfly circle {where the butterfly is cut out of the circle}. i painted the chip with black paint and then heated a circle of FP scraps until it was very soft and pushed the chip onto it, lifting it on the heat proof sheet and pressing with my fingers up behind to fill the gaps. The painted area was then flooded with Glossy Accents and stuck a brooch pin on the back.





finally, i decided to try using an old badge and as the heated plastic was warm it melted onto the plastic coating and formed a tight bond...brilliant! the design is simple, a cut out of a heart made from left over strips and some glass shards are pressed into the green scraps which i really like the look of :) again i've finished it with a layer of Glossy Accents over the heart, but not over the green background. This would be a super project for the kids to do as they could create all their own badges for parties and presents...and you could make one for yourself while they are at it! lol


as always, thanks for stopping by...and if you haven't entered the caption competition yet...hurry...i'll be choosing a winner soon!

9 comments:

misteejay said...

Alix, they are all stunning but I think the colours of the starfish one sway it for me and that is my fav...

Toni :o)

Alana said...

Great brooches, I esp like the deep colours you have used.

Elaina said...

I love the starfish, the colours are sensational. You really have made FP interesting for me, thank you.

Sue said...

Gorgeous..you are SO clever! I still haven't had a play with this yet! TUT

Claireliz said...

they are lovely. love the heart one at the end, beautiful
C
xx

fatmonica said...

They are all so fabulous but I have to say the rich colours of the starfish are my fav!

Rosie said...

Gorgeous! I like the green one best.

Mini said...

Those are lovely! Stunning colours.
Sue x

alexa said...

Love that top one best - stunning!