Monday, July 20, 2009

Fused plastic.....






for the last few weeks i have been playing around with fusing grocery/shopping bags etc. its not that fumy and the fp makes great surface to work on. being plastic of course, its so tough and durable too.
ive uploaded two tutes [on rhs], one on making the plastic... i did mine with 8 layers but you can do it with four.
The second tute is how i decorated it and how to piece it togtether [mainly because its not as hard as it looks!]
if you are not sure of anything, you can always email me too!

Here are the atcs i made but i think some notebooks or journals or lucys wallet would be wonderful too.......


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These are all for trade and what id really like is some fused plastic ones back in return, but you dont have too!!

Just found this even better tute for fusing the plastic...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dorsner/3546922434/

Let me know too if there are any glaring omissions or mistakes or you have trouble downloading,[i changed it to pdf this time so it should work ok. [fingers crossed]

16 comments:

herminesplace said...

This looks absolutely fantastic! And thanks for the tutorials.

Margaret said...

Great results Jen! very cool colours! I tried this a while back, really interesting technique. I like the idea of using up stuff we have in the house!

JaNs ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

These are fabby Jen!
Must find some time to try this technique out!

antikva said...

heh. I can blame you next time I fuse my fingertips *grin*

How much would Lucy charge for a wallet?

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

OH Jen!!! what gorgeous pieces you've created = REALLY Fab!!! This is something I have thought about, started hording plastic bags and now you show me this!!! I don't know whether to felt bars of soap or fuse plastic and of course I'm supposed to be cleaning up around here :)
Looks like you've done a lot more than just iron plastic bags!!!!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Jen-these are just wonderful. You have really done wonders with this technique! I'd love to trade with you when I get my fused cards made. I made some fused material but haven't painted it yet. Glad I waited so I can read your tut first.

Jacky said...

Wow, you're a clever clogs. This looks fantastic and I love how you've stitched it all together. Thanks for the tutorial too and the link.

Jacky xox

Lesley said...

Well well well you finally did it. I haven't done anymore FP but I plan to. I love using up these bags, they are starting to become a thing of the past tho around here, plastic is going and fabric bags in their place. Who would have thought? Great tut and thanks for sharing it with us Jenxo

Kath K said...

ooh just lovely.. thanks for the tuts.. hope to find some time to do it soon.. and then will be up for a trade..
great job.. so pretty..and love the recycling!!!

Diane said...

These are amazing! I love Lucy's wallet, too! I will have to give this a try.
Hugs, Diane

Dot said...

Jen - these are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the technique too. I love the way you put colors together.
And I love the wallet Lucy made in the post below.
Dot x

Gio said...

Oh, your blog is a great discovery! I love this technique, and you get such wonderful effects!

It would be a pleasure for me to have an ATC swap with you!

Debbi Baker said...

Fabulous Jen!! I love all the bright colours and the stitching really does it for me! I'd love to trade but at the moment I am plastic-bag-less as I donated all my plastic to the local op shops when I had my big clean out!! But I could offer to make another sort of plastic based ATC - let me know if you are interested...

Vicky said...

Oh Jen, T4S such a great tutorial, & thanks for all the great pics :) I`m going to have to add this to my "techniques to try" list :)

gaby braun said...

Fantstic work!

Barb said...

These are fantastic!...and a great way to recycle plastic!