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Topic: Help me come up with jewelry/crafting ideas for "Fantasy Film"  (Read 1766 times)
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« on: September 16, 2008 09:11:21 AM »

I just bought a whole bunch of Fantasy Film (same as Dippity-Glas, Formafilm, Treasure Trove, etc.) - that liquid resin where you dip crafting wire into it and it dries into a thin glass-like film.  They'd stopped selling it in the US a long time ago (like the last time I used it was over 15 years ago), and I finally located a dealer in Ireland, but I bought so much that I'm afraid it'll go dry before I use it all.  Back in the '70s and '80s it was mainly used for tacky fake flowers, but I'd really like to make some neat ornaments and jewelry and anything else cool-looking out of it.  Does anyone have any good ideas?  Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2008 05:38:15 PM »

Can you post pictures of what you've made? I'm not quite sure what it is. However, it sounds similar to tool dip, in which case, check this out.
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2008 12:54:12 PM »

oh my gosh, i used to love that stuff. we used to use it all the time when i was a little girl, and quite frankly, if you used it well, the flowers looked like stained glass. there were some artists who actually made gorgeous art out of that stuff.  i think that's what you're trying to do.  i wish i could remember their names...i'm 50, and they were probably in their 50's when i was a kid of 10 or 12 when i was using this for its original intent..as a toy.  have you, probably, googled around to see if you can find them?

but, you probably could still make the flower petal shapes, and then wire them at the top and bottom to make and ornament, so that it does have the open, airy glass look, and then decorate the top and bottom, where it's wrapped, with something ...beads, holly, etc.

you could make icicle type ornies... take a long piece of wire.  fold it in half and twist it together at the top. then open it up about an inch wide or so, in the shape of a "carrot".  then give it a twist, and dip it.

hmmm...what else???

as far as jewelry, it might be too fragile.  the "tool dip" (which is really, really toxic) mentioned above, is much stronger, and thicker...much more opaque and can stand up to wear.  the plasticine that was actually used is the stuff that covers the white wire shelves in our closets, but isn't at all what you have, as you already know.

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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008 11:55:28 PM »

Is this the stuff you are talking about?
http://www.artglitter.com/retail/filmfiber.htm
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