Happy Easter Stampers!
I adore friendly plastic, & today I have a little frame to share with you.
Friendly plastic comes in strips, measuring 7 x 1.5 inches, & I used almost one strip for my frame. To start, I cut a piece of black fun foam, about 1.5 x 1.75 inches, then cut two 2 inch pieces from my friendly plastic strip. I laid one piece on my craft sheet, then cut half an inch lengthways from the other piece, & laid it next to the other on the sheet. I heated it with a heat tool until it had a cracked surface, & the two pieces were melted together. Then I pushed the black foam piece into the centre. Wet your fingers with cold water & mould the friendly plastic around the foam. Be careful, as it will be quite hot to touch. Before it cooled, I wet the tip of an embossing tool, & added some dots around the edge.
Next, I took the leftover 2 x 1 inch friendly plastic piece, laid it next to another 2 x 1 inch piece, & added a 2 x 0.25 inch piece at the bottom. Once this was melted together, it was 2.25 x 2 inches. Whilst it was molten, I laid 2 filigree metal squares to the top & bottom, then pushed the first friendly plastic frame into it. Before it cooled, I wet a Ten Second Studio Wheel Tool, & used it to add texture to the edges.
I stamped one of the statues from the Architecture 3 Plate, inked it with vintage photo distress ink, then cut it to fit inside the frame. I only used part of the image. I added more colour by painting with blue & orange Inka Gold. I glued the image inside the frame with glossy accents, then once it was set, added a layer of glossy accents over the top.
Once the glossy accents layer was set, I added blue Inka Gold accents to the highlight the texture on the edges, then I filled the little dots on the inner frame with blue stickles.
Sorry about my long-winded instructions this week, I hope they have made sense & encouraged you to try out friendly plastic, if you haven't before!
Thanks for looking, enjoy your chocolate eggs!