Friday, February 17, 2012
Styrofoam Texture Plates (4PAM_7)
A few months ago a came across Alisa Burke's blog posting about using Scratch-Foam® for printing on fabrics. "What is this Scratch-Foam® you speak of?" you may ask... although you probably sound a little less like a character out of a Jane Austen novel... It's basically glorified styrofoam, that same stuff they send your leftovers home in when you eat out. If you're anything like me, there aren't any leftovers so I had to order the actual product. I did find the density of Scratch Foam® a little better then the styrofoam plate I tried this process with.
enameling! As always I have more ideas then time, so I introduce this hoping to see lots of new uses implemented.
If you're interested in more about this medium, I will be demonstrating how to make this book locket cover design in my upcoming CRAFTCAST™ class and introduce how to vary the texture depth. If you make it to my workshop at Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery you'll learn the full arsenal of techniques and be guided in the process of creating your own styrofoam texture plates. Until then here's a simple pair of earrings you can make using just a ball point pen and Scratch Foam®!
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