Introduction: How to Create a Burned Blue-Tac Art Piece.

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I was playing around with match rockets ('ible will be linked here:) and I didn't have a stand for them so I wondered if I could use Blue-Tac.

Well, I am a (not) extremely safe person and the first thing that came to mind was "is this stuff flammable?" (really it was: "Match rockets - whoohoo! lets go - I don't care what I use!") but either way some point in the process I wondered if this stuff could burn.

So I found myself a metal square and started trialing :)

Step 1: How I Got to the Burning Stage.

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So when I made the decision to burn some Blue-Tac I gathered non-burnable materials to hold it.

Firstly just to test the theory I burned it on some concrete, it was too cold but there was a small flame.

So I found an old metal square and positioned it on the edge of a bench nearby.

After rolling a small lump of Blue-Tac into a sausage I stuck it to the edge of the square.

It was then I realized this could be a viable 'ible so I got the camera - the battery was flat but I burned the first lot anyways.

The first burn was the loopdy loop thing in the intro photo, I kept the result because it was so cool.

I will show you the second burn I did and hopefully you can do this too!

Step 2: Warning!

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Now for the warning.

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BURNED BLUE-TAC IS A HEAT RETAINER.

THIS MEANS IT STAYS EXTREMELY HOT FOR A VERY LONG TIME.

HANDLE WITH EXTRA CARE AND CAUTIOUSNESS AND BE VERY WARY.

i DON'T WANT YOU TO GET BLISTERS ON YOUR FINGERTIPS LIKE ME!

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Step 3: Now Lets Burn It!

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So I got the safety-kid-proof-heat-resistant-cigeratte-lighter and then I lit the little piece of Blue-Tac.

It was really cool, it burned quickly and produced a reasonable amount of smoke (enough to set off a smoke alarm!).

Once the Blue-Tac had finished burning it lost all it's stickiness and it fell onto the floor thus breaking it.

My previous creation (loopdy loop) I layed flat on the square and lifted it off while it was still hot - big mistake, it gave me some very sore blisters.

So, by handling the loopdy loop I ended up breaking it (pictured) so I decided to finish it off and show you crushed-burned-Blue-Tack it goes into a powder and the powder didn't burn.

There you have it - If you have ever wondered if Blue-Tack burns - it does!

Thanks for reading and please vote for me in the burn it contest (I am informed it takes less than 2.884 seconds to vote so please do it!)

Comments

terrefirmax2 (author)2015-01-26

Thanks!

JM1999 (author)terrefirmax22015-01-26

That's OK!

terrefirmax2 (author)2015-01-25

ok but what is blue tack?

JM1999 (author)terrefirmax22015-01-26

Blue-Tac is like Sugru but it isn't permanent.

It is used for holding things in place temporarily and it is re-usable!

I have used Blue-Tac in one a few of my 'ibles but the best example is to hold lego minifigs in place where they might otherwise fall over.

Hope this helps!

terrefirmax2 (author)2015-01-25

ok but what is blue tack?

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