When you purchase things like Liquid Illusion two part clear
is sometimes as part of the packaging a clear plastic formed cover
over the bottles. My first scaved plastic thing like this is and
for the last year
or so has been my drip tray for the pots that are on tooth picks
into a wad of aluminum foil. There are fallen tooth picks now
Futured with a million layers to the bottom of this thing. But it
is a reuse
deal. The clay doesn't seem to eat into this clear plastic that
packaging...action figures also have this sort of plastic cover in
Reduce, reuse and recycle, eh?
Saw a show about making paper. Taking waste paper and shredding
it, running it through a mixer with water, some dye and then
poured into screen trays or ...dig this...into molds made from the
bottom of plastic bottles.
It's just such a hoot these medallions that are made with the mold
bottom of some plastic bottles. Clay can be mashed in there after
of Armoral (tm), dusting of powder of some sort, or even a light
water. Mash the clay into the plastic bottle bottom and with
it being a
clear mold you can see from the other side how your design
showing on the other side.
What is that painting style that was done in the Victorian times,
flowers from the inside of a glass vase? They have to paint
like one does
to store windows, the highlights go on first and the background
last, building backwards. Gad what is that called?
Well the clay can be built up in the same way I be thinking. The
highlights or the things up close being laid in the mold first and
then the background or receding items be laid on afterward, press
it in the mold, and then pop it out. Seems like something that
needs to be experimented on.
Before you toss out any packaging ask yourself...can I use this as
As a tray for dip and drip? To put over my clay on my work table
weight on it so the cat doesn't eat my clay art? It's
amazing what you can do with what we used to call trash.
For those who want to know more about utilizing trash to treasures
Andrea Barham write about in her book
Easy to Make Dolls' House Accessories
Lists for $19.95 US
Now the thing I see about the trash to treasures DIYers is they
appreciate the adhering qualities of polymer clay. If beads can be
one on top of another to make a vanity table tray, then polymer
can be stacked to make a those pretty little bottles too. Polymer
with beads for the bottle area and then clay again for the
atomizer nozzle. Jam a bead wire down the center of it all to be
the reinforcer for the stacked stuff.
Mix your media and you'll be saving money on minis right and left
your garbage bill won't be quite as big, since you're reusing,
and thereby reducing waste.