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Melted Plastic Beads - Coloured Torso

Step 2: Step 2 - Melt Beads

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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.
 
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