100 Day Project Day 11

Experimenting with painted plarn on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019

*update: this is part one of a two-part project. Read part two.

*Update 2: Since this post, I’ve made an all-in-one post about removing ink, coloring, and making plarn. Read it here.

Day 11 of The 100 Day Project: Today I’m experimenting with plastic bags. I’m trying to see if I can paint them before turning them into plarn.

I did a little digging into google about dying or painting plastic bags, and my search didn’t unearth much. The research started to give me analysis paralysis so instead of diving deeper I decided to just do my own experiment. 

I took four different colors of plastic bags and two types of paint. One is the hot pink survey marking paint that I found and one is a standard white Rust-oleum paint & primer. The Rust-oleum says “any surface, any angle — wood, metal, plastic, masonry”. The survey marking paint says “designed to adhere to most surfaces including pavement, gravel, and soil”. No mention of plastic but whatever, I guess we’ll see.

I want to see if I can get a little bit of pattern/variation in the plarn colors so I just crumpled them up and sprayed haphazardly. I’m going to let it dry overnight and see what the results are tomorrow. 

Experimenting with and making colored plain from upcycled plastic bags on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019
Experimenting with and making colored plain from upcycled plastic bags on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019
Experimenting with and making colored plain from upcycled plastic bags on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019

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*update: this is part one of a two-part project. Read part two.

*Update 2: Since this post, I’ve made an all-in-one post about removing ink, coloring, and making plarn. Read it here.

No one else gets to tell you who the fuck you are. // 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019