(NEW) experimentation at home pictures
Hi, i have been melting some plastic at home. I used a 5euro oven and materials from home or second hand shops. I have been doing these experiments so see how plastic reacts and what the possibilitys are. I can say I am surprised that I could manage to create these shapes with minimal tools and knowledge.
The most amazing thing are the colours, I find it so beautifull, every time I am surprised of what I created with plastic. The material is so beautifull but totally misuderstood and used in the wrong way. Thank you Precious Plastic for this big inspiration source
The last ones
Hey there @jims !
Nice experimenting going on there ! I love the blue textured product you showed on first serie of photos!
Do you mind explaining your process on the 2nd serie of photos ? Looks like the white bowl is already recycled; is it a remelt ?
The photo #1 of serie 3 & 4 seems to have burnt; did you notice any difference in your process (or type of plastic ?)
Looking forward to see some more testings !!
Hi there @imuh , thanks for your respond.
The white bowl was the first bowl I made, I wasn’t satisfied with the result so I melted it again. About your other question, yes it is burned. When I was melting the plastic in my oven the neightbor asked me: What are you doing, are you melting plastic or what?Than exactly at that moment the plastic caught on fire……..
It was to long in the oven on 250 degrees
it caught fire ? whuuuuuuuuuuuut ?
What type of plastic were you using ? 😮 never read or experimented a plastic which would take fire at such temperature…
must have been additives also…
can you tell me how you made small pieces of the plastic without a shredder?
What did you use as mold?
@sanneoo I have been using multiple molds, all came from the second hand shop. I have used mostly 2 pieces of glas that would fit in eachother like a bowl or 2 glasses. Making a perfect product will be difficult but for me it made it easy to experiment and getting me more interested to create more things.
On the pictures belowe you can see the latest things I have made, they are not perfect and in the way how I have been working they will never be. I’ve been doing everything by myself with minimal investments and not with all the effort I got in me.
I feel a little bit guilty about all the things I have made ‘useless’ like a little oven, towels, gloves and some glass molts, and of course the plastics. On 15 october I will move to Pontevedra in Spain and I am planning to work more profesional and with a plan of things that i want to build. If there is anybody who wants to have my oven that is still usefull to start experimenting with plastic or to have the things from plastic that I have created (to remelt) please contact me I am living in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
However I hope that I have inspired someone to just start working with plastic, I will continue to post my progress on this forum. if you are curious why and what I am going to do in Spain, I will make a post about it.
O yeah and I got a Instagram account as you can see on the pictures named: _fantastic_plastic_
I am now to busy with packing my stuff, saving up money and a lot of other things I need to take care of to move to Spain but around 15 october I will become more active and share how everything is going with networking and creating.
On the pictures below I put some melted plastic betweeen glass windows, I didnt worked out at all because I was hoping for a thin smooth sheet but I learned that accident are so usefull and give new inspiration. I dont know about you guys but I can see somany crazy things in these colours and shapes like a big face ( on both sides) or a blue orange duck with sunglasses (picture 2). I know I am a little bit crazy but tell me what you guys can see in this abstract ‘art piece’. ( I have learned that if something looks weird just call it art)
The first one is really a face, incredible, with a huge brain. And i love the reflex to put a lighter for reference!
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