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transparent dipped flowers & leaves

Posted by RJVT (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 31, 05 at 15:16

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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RE: transparent dipped flowers & leaves

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


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RE: transparent dipped flowers & leaves craft

How about this....?

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


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RE: transparent dipped flowers & leaves

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.


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RE: transparent dipped flowers & leaves

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

Here is a link that might be useful: Fantasy Film


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RE: transparent dipped flowers & leaves

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 !


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RE: transparent dipped flowers & leaves

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)


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RE: transparent dipped flowers & leaves

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


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