After metal mosaic, clay mosaic, and material/mirror mosaic, how about Friendly Plastic mosaic today?
Linda has been playing with her friendly plastic this week to make a lovely little box lid. What do you think? Isn't it gorgeous?
Here's how she made it..
To cover this Paper Mache box I drew around the lid on Grease Proof Paper and then cut small pieces from the Friendly Plastic to for a Mosaic Pattern. Once happy with the design I carefully turn all the pieces over ... leaving them on the Grease Proof Paper and heat them until they are shiny.
I then press the box lid into the plastic firmly ... this will secure it to the lid. Turn the lid over and wait for the plastic to cool. The Paper will slide off easily when the plastic has hardened. Then I heat the top of the lid to weld all the pieces in tightly and achieve a smooth finish. While it is hot you can impress embellishments; wire; beads; Beadazzles ... anything you like really. Leave to set again and you are good to go!
Friendly Plastic: Floral Garden Blue/Black; Turquoise Black
Beadazzles: Electric Slide
See you tomorrow,