transparent dipped flowers & leaves

rjvtAugust 31, 2005

When I was a kid, I remember making these. We would bend some wire and dip it some thick liquid. It would spread (like bubble soap) and then we would let it dry and make bouquets out of them. It was probably some kind of kit, but I don't know what the plastic-y liquid stuff was. Does anyone have any idea what this stuff was and if it is still available?

Thanks!

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barb_from_pa

I know exactly what you mean and I'll be darned if I can remember what the stuff was called. I'll keep trying.....

    Bookmark   August 31, 2005 at 7:18PM
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barb_from_pa

How about this....?

Here is a link that might be useful: Dip It Fantasy Film

    Bookmark   August 31, 2005 at 7:31PM
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AuntMary

Way back then, I used a product called Cast-o-lite. Basically it was a rosin product. You mixed some goop with a fixative and it had a fairly short shelf life before it hardened. The flowers were pretty, but dust seemed to cling to them and efforts to clean were not always successful.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2005 at 7:51PM
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barb_from_pa

All the sites for this stuff seem to be in the UK

Here is a link that might be useful: Fantasy Film

    Bookmark   September 3, 2005 at 1:10PM
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toomuchglass

I remember that.If I remember correctly - my mom bought the KIT at our state fair - in the merchandise building. IT was fun to do !

    Bookmark   September 4, 2005 at 11:59AM
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chinacat_sunflower

they're selling a modern version of that at Michael's craft stores in the girlie craft kit section- called flower jewels, or fantasy flowers.

I remember the original stuff, which was taken off the market in the states when they realized just how toxic the fumes were (we're talking straight solvents, here- makes PVC stuff look tame)

    Bookmark   September 8, 2005 at 9:06AM
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rjvt

Thanks everyone! I will look in Michaels to see if I can find it.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2005 at 2:29PM
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