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So this is a follow up to the 'Fusing Plastic Bag Butterflies ' instructables , just a bit more complicated and it uses layered plastic.
For this one you'll need :
  1. A plain shirt
  2. Plastic bags in your choses colors or patterns
  3. A notebook and markers in the colors you chose
  4. A piece of parchment paper ( or the backing of a sheet of labels)
  5. Scissors
  6. An iron
  7. Newspaper
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Step 1: Draw out your design

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So first draw out your design with the colors you chose for your plastic, just to get an idea.

Step 2: Cutting out the pieces

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So to make the flower i did, cut open the sides of a small white plastic bag. Cut open all the folds along the bottom so it lies flat.Fold it length wise over the bottom seam and again so both handles touch.Now cut a straight line an inch over the egde so you have a clean flat edge
. Now cut out petal shapes in the form of triangles or ovals if you want. Make a lot of them depending on how bog you want the flower and keep aside.
Next cut out about two to four circles of each of the two other colors and two small circles of the brightest color for the center of the flower.

Step 3: Arrange your shape

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Spread out your triangles in a small circle , overlap with another circle of triangles. Do this on the floor over some newspaper so that the pressure can be spread out evenly.
That is crazy! Do you know how well this stands up in the wash? I have all of these colored sharpies too! I can't wait to try this :)
fonzuzu (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
if you apply enough pressure and make sure there aren't any openings in the plastic it should stand up in the wash. try to get a fingernail under it if you can't it should hold up.