So, a few nights ago, I shared how to diecut Friendly Plastic pellets. Now I'm going to show how to recycle those leftover pieces and turn them into even more pieces of Friendly Plastic that you can reuse. After all, in today's economy, it's all about using every little bit that you can!!!
Dump it down in your heated skillet and let it soften. Just about 10 - 20 seconds
Use your Needle tool to pull it out of the water and shape it into a ball (well just shape it!)
And then roll it out on top of your silpat or non-stick craft sheet:
It will start to harden, and when it does, leave it on the sheet and dip it back into the hot water (about 180 degrees) to the count of 10:
Continue this until you get it as thin as you want it. Note the lump in the background....I cut this piece in half and kept rolling it out thinner and thinner
Here's the foiled piece. I dipped my whole "sandwich" in cold water and it peeled right off. If you try to take the sandwich apart while the Friendly Plastic is too hot...it will stick.
Simply cut that up into small pieces and layer it on top of itself on your silpat on the griddle and melt it down It will work just like the inlaid technique....pieces will melt into each other and it will all go flat
I slathered my fingers in vasoline and rubbed it all out smooth. You can do the same with a roller or you can flatten it with a greased clear stamp block.
And now I'm ready to diecut again. You can also use your cutters with this method. But I think you can start to see how you can continue to repeat this process and use up every single piece of Friendly Plastic scrap that you have. Talk about "Green Craft" - I think we have a winner with this product!!!