E6000 is finally here all the way from the USA. I am talking about glue; in my opinion the very best glue to use with Friendly Plastic as it is very Strong but always stays flexible and makes an enduring and hard wearing bond for earring backs, brooch pins and generally any application where a strong bond is essential.
If you are a regular follower of this blog, or have been reading The Art Of Friendly Plastic blog, you will be aware of how useful Alcohol inks are for colouring the front of your sticks of FP, and for colouring up FP pellets. It has taken me a while, but I now have a selected range of Adirondack Alcohol Inks in stock in individual colours rather than the packs of 3 so you can choose exactly the colours you like.
Alcohol inks can be used on any non porous surface to create fabulous effects. I use it to colour the surface of my paler sticks of FP.
Jana Ewy in the US does some wonderful things with alcohol inks, check out her web site to see a wild world of vibrant colours. The cards below are some she made using a spreading technique that involves dropping tiny amounts of isopropol alcohol into the applied inks.If you want to see some of the amazing things that can be done with alcohol inks then take a peek at some of the many Youtube videos featuring Tim Holtz amongst others. It should convince you that alcohol inks are a necessary part of your art and craft kit.
I have some more interesting new products for you to check out, but they will have to wait until the next post.