Saturday, October 15, 2011

Melting Ice Cream (wrappers)

I saw this somewhere and I thought I would take one for the team and eat an entire box of ice creams. That of course was before I stopped eating sugar and grains BUT I still have the ice cream wrappers. In another burst of team camaraderie, I thought I would try painting and melting these little puppies.
Here is the self explanatory process I followed:

The wrapper

Time to paint with artists acrylics


Two pieces before the heating process

Heated with a heat gun

What I found was that the ice cream wrappers melt/blister into smaller bubbly sizes as in more textured than Tyvec while holding their shape better as in not curling into a ball - they stay flatter. They are also easier and more fun to acquire except now I will have to buy the ice cream for other people and ask them to carefully remove the wrappers without tearing. I like this product a lot but now will have a bit of a resentment while other people eat ice cream I bought!! Perhaps the beautifully textured surfaces of these pieces will be enough of a consolation; they are quite beautifully textured.

2 comments:

  1. too much fun!!! This works with potato chip bags as well.....eat the chips, clean the bag, turn it inside out, paint, heat......great texture...oh and by then you'll likely need a snack... so eat more chips :-)

    Oh the sacrifices we make for our art

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  2. Wow, these are great. I may make the sacrifice and down some ice cream for the sake of art.

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