Monday, 18 April 2011
I spotted this brooch on a customer at the NEC. She had been given it as a present many years ago and was amazed to find it was Friendly Plastic. The easiest way to do these shaped pieces is to work on a piece of flexible Teflon Sheet as you can bend the sheet to whatever shape you want. Let the Friendly Plastic go cold in the position formed and it will keep that shape for the future.
Sorry for the quality of the photo Lizi - I obviously
had the shakes at the time! However I think
you can see how pretty it was.
It was very striking and admired by many customers on the stand.
If you want to acheive these lacy effects in Friendly Plastic do it while it is still warm. I find I get a much nicer hole using a ball-ended embossing tool (dip it in cold water, or cooking oil first and you can do large holes).
I am at home now for quite a few weeks - my next exhibition is Liverpool at the end of May (20th-21st). I hope to see more examples of Friendly Plastic work at Liverpool - if so I will put them on the blog now I know how to work with this new mobile phone.