Step 2: Step 2 - Melt Beads

it's best to melt beads in small *squares* so pour your beads onto your metal tray and flatten them all outmake sure they're all tightly together, once laid out turn the heat gun on and slowly heat all over the beads, you will see them start to merge together make sure all the beads are melted together.

But whilst the beads are melting use the metal/wooden utensil to merge together even more, this creates a smudge effect and also keeps the beads stronger together when cooled down

Once the beads have melted together allow a few seconds to cool down and u will notice that once cooled down, it all comes off very easily in one piece.
Once the whole piece comes off, place on top of your object, here i have placed it on my mannequin, then again use the heat gun and you will notice the plastic just melts in shape, although use your utensil to perhaps smooth areas to create more definition.
<p>Neat! Good idea, well worked out.</p>
I hope you got a good grade because the piece is AWESOME ! Not a bad &quot;ible&quot; for your first either altough some of your pics probably should have been run thru a program. A clean background isn't really needed for here but if your going to share your work on other sites a dropcloth of some type will work wonders in making the colors and shape stand out. <br> <br> Check out Wetcanvas.com , its an online forum for artists of all mediums and skill levels, Im sure this piece would be well recieved in both mixed media and sculpture
thanks for your comment! i won't know until a few weeks if i did well.<br><br>however, thanks for the info on Wetcanvas i will check that out in the coming days.<br><br>Thanks<br><br>Paul
Wow. That is neat-o!
That is amazing, and brilliantly simple. Thanks for the idea!

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