For our first meet-up the craft of choice was PLASTI-DIP , a rubberizing paint, normally used to coat tool handles and such. Inspired by beautiful plasti-dipped origami; my heart raced with the possibilities of all the chincey knick knacks that could be turned chic with one dip. Fellow creative Kelsey from Minted Life saw the same vision and a craft meet-up date was set. FC crafters brought tons of fun objects, keys, twigs, origami, paper balls and figurines to dip. A big thank you to all the FC craft crew for making this event awesome.
Here are the results:
Here’s How to Dip:
- Warning! This craft should only be done outside to allow for ventilation, but even outside the smell was intense.
- Tie wire or string around the object you wish to dip
- Stir plasti –dip outside over a covered surface (this stuff does not come out!)
- Using string or wire slowly dip object
- Slowly remove object and allow for it to drip briefly over the dip
- Hang object to drip dry over a covered area
- Dry time takes approximately 30-40 minutes and to get a thicker coat you may re-dip if needed.
Lessons learned: Plasti-dip takes longer to dry in rainy weather. Its toxic smell is intense, and without a mask your throat will burn. This was an ambitious craft that turned out to be decidedly more complicated than expected. It’s very difficult to get a perfect dip, but the end result is pretty cute…. look how nice the sea urchin shell turned out!
Now you can mix your own colors and plasti dip comes in a spray too!