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In today’s post I will be reviewing; Bend It Shape It. An introduction to Creative Design using Friendly Plastic

Bend It Shape It. Friendly Plastic DVD.

Bend It Shape It. Friendly Plastic DVD.

Product Details

  • Manufacturer/Brand; Creative Force Films; Rare Bird
  • Item number; ISBN 0-9544649-1-5
  • Run Time; 90 Minutes
  • RRP at time of writing: £17

Reason For Buying

After seeing some demonstrations by Liz Welch on Create and Craft, I was really inspired and just had to buy this DVD to learn more about what could be done with the Friendly Plastic. I chose this particular DVD as it covers 3D projects and beads.

Pros/Cons

  • Excellent stand alone DVD, no prior knowledge needed
  • Covers tools and equipment you will need
  • Well Presented
  • Everything is well explained
  • Like a Master Class on DVD
  • Re watch any time you need to
  • Lots of techniques
  • Plenty of scope to use the techniques in your own way

Cons

Haven’t got any, other than now I ‘need’ everything shown on there as I want to get going.

Build Quality

This in an excellent quality DVD not just the content and presentation which I covered above but the production quality is superb. The tutorials are well-lit, perfect sound and superb camera work too. No busy distracting backgrounds. The only music is during gallery sections so no struggling to hear instructions over background music.

Value for Money

Excellent. If you are interested in trying Friendly Plastic for the first time, or have some already that you neglect, then this DVD is for you. A good range of projects and ideas.

Would I buy it Again?

Yes and would recommend it to everyone.

Summing up

Like alcohol ink, Friendly Plastic has been around for a few years but when you first see it, you can’t work out what on earth to do with it. Until I saw Liz on Create and Craft, I didn’t ‘get’ Friendly Plastic at all. Once I’d seen her demos I was very excited and wanted to know more.

Rather than get a pile of plastic and just look at it, I decided to buy the DVD first and find out how to use it. I’m so glad I did, now I feel really inspired about the kind of things I’d like to try to make with it, which will help me choose plastic  in colours I’d like. You need minimal tools and if you have been paper crafting for a while, you will probably have most of them.

I really enjoyed the DVD and highly recommend you get one. The best thing is, that you learn so many techniques and see the projects created all the way through. This gives you the tools, to explore the techniques so you can use them your own way. I had so many ideas for projects I’d like to create, as I was watching. This is like taking a Master Class with Liz, so if you can’t get to a class with her in person, this DVD will be a good alternative.

Now I just need to save up for lots of Friendly Plastic.

Links

Liz Welch is the artist behind the DVD, here are a few of the places you can find her and more of her products. The DVD reviewed today, can also be found in her online shop.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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