I remember when I was young and did a craft to make flower petals and insect wings. You formed the petals or wings with wire, making sure it was completely closed, and then dipped it into a liquid plastic. The container looked like a small paint can with a pry up lid. I can't remember what this plastic liquid is called, can anyone help?
Mfuncare from MD
They have kits for this back out in the craft stores now. I forget the name of it too, but I do remember how much it smelled before it dried. I also remember how much fun I had making these flowers. (03/10/2006)
I have seen a similar product in the Oriental Trader catalog. I can't think of what they call it. Oriental Trader is a wonderful source for many things, especially if you're buying for groups. And very inexpensive.
Try Mod Podge, it's a product found in the craft stores used for decoupage. It comes in satin and high gloss finishes. It may not be the same product you are talking about, but it might serve your purpose. (03/13/2006)
By Claudia from MD
I found liquid plastic at Hobby lobby. (09/23/2006)
The stuff I had growing up was called Fun Film. I am looking for it, too. I want to make more of those lovely flowers to bring back my fun childhood. (09/28/2006)
I've found Fantasy Film in the UK, but they won't ship it overseas, nor will they let you order it from them unless you have a credit card issued from the UK. I have spent a few hours looking for this product today and about 10 years prior to that. My mother used to make mobiles out of it and I used to poke my fingers through the great colors. Mom wasn't happy about that.
This was back in the 60's, and my guess is there has to be a new product like it, since I also think it was banned due to the carcinogen components. Any help finding this product would be so great. You can see what it is by typing in "fantasy film". Should bring you to a pretty cool site that shows all the neat things you can do with the stuff. Thanks for the help. (11/11/2006)
I had an old can of Whimsy Dip from my dad's old crafting supplies from the 60s. It was purple and looked like a little paint can. When you Google Whimsy dip there's a posting from someone talking about how it was pulled off the market due to toxicity and burns. (03/08/2007)
In the Netherlands, Belgium and France this liquid varnish is called VITRIFLORE. It comes in various colours, high gloss, and satin. You can order it via a Dutch internet Hobby-Shop. (02/08/2008)
They have liquid plastic at Hobby Lobby $21.99 for a 16oz. bottle and they have other things that will work that are the same thing that are cheaper. (05/03/2008)
In the USA, it was called "Whimsy Dip" it was made by the same brand as Mod Podge. I wasn't alive back then, but I found an ad for it in an old magazine and thought it looked fun. (05/07/2008)
Just found it on line it is Dip It Fantasy Film. Thank you. Hope this helps.
I just ordered it here:
Try using Angelina film with wire. This is used for wings, also. You could make flower petals with this and it is non-toxic. The results are amazing. You can do a Google search for "angelina film". (07/16/2009)
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