Altered Formica Tile With Fantasy Film

Altered Formica Tile

This my very first time using Fantasy Film and I have to say its VERY addictive! Ive only got 1 colour at the moment which is Peacock, I was lucky to get some from my good friend Adrienne for my birthday:) It was just what I needed to kickstart me into thinking about making art again.

Anyway I decided to use the fantasy film to alter an ordinary large formica tile, just to see what it looked like as Ive never used it before, I was a total fantasy film newbie!

Heres how I did it:

1. First of all I prepared the fantasy film by cutting off some jagged random pieces from the sheet in various sizes and shapes.

2. Next I took a hot glue stick and cut it up into little chips with scissors and then sprinkled the chips over the middle of the formica tile.

3. Then using a hot craft iron and 2 sheets of non stick cooking paper I ironed over the top of the tile to melt and smear the glue over the surface of the tile.

Its best to use disposable parchment cooking paper for this as you’ll make the teflon go all gooey otherwise.

4. While the glue was still sticky I quickly stuck down various random layers of fantasy film across the tile.

5. Next I put the cooking liner back over the top of the tile and ironed it till the film had fused and stuck down onto it.

You can actually feel the film crackling under the iron as you smooth it over, you dont need to do it for long, I just did it till I liked how it looked.

6. Next I added some more layers of fantasy film and some little strands of the fantasy fibers and ironed them down and just played till I liked how it looked.

7. Then I added a thin line of glue to the left hand side of the tile and then poured on some of those itty bitty microbeads in a complementing colour.

8. To finish I added a strip of golden scrap stars as a border, I also added a clay face which I painted with 2 tones of gold acrylic paint. With the same paint I used my fingers to add a border round the entire edge of the tile and then left it all to dry.

You cant really see the film and fibers properly in the photo as its impossible to photograph but it literally shines and moves in the light and changes colour like a chameleon!

Heres a close up shot of the the top part of the tile so you can see some of the detail:
Close Up Of Altered Formica

Im gonna have to get some more colours because Im addicted!!

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6 thoughts on “Altered Formica Tile With Fantasy Film

  1. Happy Birthday a bit belated. Haven’t been blog surfing the last couple of days. Hope it was a great day. Of course, with pizza and chocolates it must have been pretty good. Love the new work. Glad to see your toes were successfully dipped.

  2. Oh wow! I love that – the close-up is brilliant Trish! She sent me some too and I’m waiting till after the move, but WTG you!! 🙂

  3. I thought about using a formica sample also…but haven’t done it yet. You could joing the fantasy film swap that Adrienne is hosting!!!
    Chrissy

  4. This is so fantastic. I have alot of tiles that I wanted to make into mini books. This is great for covers 🙂

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