Fantastic Recycled Plastic: 30 Clever Creations to Spark Your Imagination
David Edgar and Robin A. Edgar
Let me start by saying my background is Industrial Design so I know about how much effort goes into designing manufactured packaging. It gives me such pleasure to recycle the stuff that someone else spent so much time designing giving it a new life after its first one is done and appreciating its qualities. That’s what pretty colors and shapes of plastic packaging have to offer you. This book Fantastic Recycled Plastic: 30 Clever Creations to Spark Your Imagination gives you ideas for tons of modern and whimsical designs along with the techniques and skills to make your own creations come to life. I know of what I speak, check out the broken heart charm I made inspired by Fantastic Recycled Plastic after, of course you leave a comment at this post so you are entered to win a copy of the book!
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More about the book and its authors from Lark Books:
“Plastic is fantastic to craft with—and these imaginative, whimsical creations are out of the ordinary! From colorful canine silhouette pins and magnets and a holiday snowflake decoration to marvelous masks, they turn recycling into art.
Organized by level of difficulty, the items range from simple creations even a schoolchild can do to a fanciful, rolling biplane and a slithering, jointed serpent stuffed with lids and caps. All the necessary techniques—cutting, shaping, fastening, heat-forming, making tabs—unfold in step-by-step photos, along with clear, comprehensive instructions. Sidebars provide extra information on plastics, recycling, and more. Plus there’s a gallery of innovative international work by professional artists to inspire you.
What a great way to get creative…while saving the earth, too!
A former arts administrator and associate professor of art, DAVID EDGAR worked as a production artist on the EPCOT Center and Tokyo Disneyland projects for the Walt Disney World Company. David’s artwork is represented internationally in corporate, institutional, and private collections. Find out more about David at www.plastiquarium.com.
ROBIN A. EDGAR writes profiles, art reviews, and features for national, regional, and local publications. She travels throughout the United States as a keynote speaker and workshops facilitator, teaching reminiscence writing techniques based on her two books, In My Mother’s Kitchen: An Introduction to the Healing Power of Reminiscence and Personal Legacies: Surviving the Great Depression. Find out more about Robin at www.robinedgar.com.”
By Stefanie Girard