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.  

E6000I have managed to get some of this very strong E6000 glue in stock along with a few other things that might be of  interest to you.  Check out the website  .  

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.

Adirondack-Alcohol-Inkalcohol inks mixedJust a little sample of some of the colours blended with the Mixatives (gold, silver, copper and pearl).  A TINY amount goes a very long way.

alcohol inks1As you can see, I currently have a limited range, but I should soon be getting some of the Brights range to add to this.  

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.

DSCN3873The FP sticks above have been coloured with alcohol inks and permanent ink pads.  The image below is of a pendant that was made using FP Pellets, Polished Pigment Powders and Alcohol Inks.

DSC_1157Jana 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.DSCN0023If 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.