I hope 2016 has brought you lots of creative time. I’m back with several Friendly Plastic videos to inspire you in the new year. I love the look of dichroic glass, but I have a problem, I don’t have a kiln and I don’t own any glass, so I’ve come up with a way to simulate the look of dichroic glass with Friendly Plastic. Learn how easy it is to create faux dichroic glass with Friendly Plastic and a few other materials.
Here’s a hint – if the video goes by too fast for you, click the settings button and slow down the viewing speed. Who knew? See below for detailed list of materials.
- Friendly Plastic Pellets® by Amaco®
- Deco foil™ transfer sheet – iCraft® manufactured by ThermoWeb
- Glass bauble – we used a square glass dome
- Outline stickers
- Double Stick Tape
- Griddle or heat tool
- Brayer or roller if using a heat tool
- Chain and clasp
- Melt pellets on a non stick surface until clear
- Apply foil. Burnish down with fingers or brayer.
- Cool and remove protective sheet on top, leaving foil on Friendly Plastic
- Reheat and position bauble on top of foil. Cut out with knife.
- Remove from heat and let cool. Remove excess plastic
- Apply double stick tape to back side of glass dome/bauble.
- Press into place over square
- Finish the back side with paint or color of your choice.
- Glue bail onto back side and add chain.
- You can also pre-color your plastic with any desired color using paint, embossing powders or alcohol inks.
Linda Peterson is compensated and endorsed by AMACO. The guests features may or may not have any affiliation with AMACO.