This book should be called the “Encyclopedia of plastic bag recycling” it is packed full of techniques using recycled plastic bags and then once you have tried all the cool techniques you can then follow the great directions to make a wide variety of fun projects. It’s really cool to get plastic for your craft projects from the recycle bin because that truly does re-purpose them and that keeps them functioning and useful.
From the Publisher, North Light Books:
Fused and Re-used
Whether you?re a sewing enthusiast or an eco-superhero, Upcycled Accessories shows you how to upcycle disposable products into fashionable must-haves! Learn the basics of fusing plastic, then sew together colorful wallets, personalized journals and collaged tote bags. Finally, incorporate creative embellishing techniques to whip up one-of-a-kind plastic projects!
Upcycled Accessories features:
25 funky fused-plastic projects for all experience levels that use inexpensive, readily available materials
Embellishing techniques for incorporating crayon shavings, permanent markers, fabric appliqu? and much more
Tips for incorporating more than just left-over shopping bags?everything from food packages to tablecloths can be upcycled!
Fuse. Sew. Help save the planet!
About the Author
Tracie Lampe is a self-taught mixed-media artist and fiber artist/vendor. Her work has been featured in Artist Trading Card Workshop as well as Interactive Art Workshop. Tracie has been teaching at ArtFiberFest for four years and sells her handspun fibers.”
Want to see what this fun book inspired me to make fusing a plastic milk jug and a plastic bag? Pop on over here. HINT: Listen up! It’s Easter-tastic!
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By Stefanie Girard