Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Friendly plastic art

I am taking part in a swap where I had to make something incorporating Friendly Plastic, and this is what my partner will be getting:


I used a Krafty Lady mould and lots of small pieces of Friendly Plastic left over from other projects. I put them all in the mould, heated with a heat gun, dipped my fingers in cold water and pushed the plastic into all the nooks and crannies in the mould. I didn't fill the mould - the piece is about 1/8th of an inch thick all over. Once it had cooled, I pushed it out of the mould and gave it a thorough rubbing with Treasure Gold, then set about making the background to set it off.

I took a 5 inch by 7 inch canvas, and covered it with scraps of paper form an old Welsh language book. I gave this a thin coat of Titan Buff fluid acrylic, then several very thin coats each of 3 or 4 colours of fluid acrylic - paynes grey, transparent orange and yellow and a crimson.

I took a fleur-de-lys stencil and a gold oil pastel crayon, and stencilled half motifs down each side before giving the canvas a final coat of the crimson paint. The canvas probably has about 20 coats of paint on it, and this gives a lovely rich polished sheen. I stuck the Friendly Plastic body on using extra heavy gel medium.

6 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous! I've been so disappointed with my results using the Friendly Plastic and here you've created real ART! Congratulations!

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  2. The colours on this canvas are so rich and lush. I love the tone and the friendly plastic is amazing too. Grrreat work Ms Boots!

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  3. This is gorgeous Adrienne!!!
    chrissy

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  4. The molded piece turned out awesome.

    I REALLY love the richness of the background color!! WoW!

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  5. It is beautiful, though I do not know what friendly plastic is? I have always loved your work.

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  6. I LOVE this one! Very cool idea!

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