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AKA - S.M. Barrett
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I've heard of this in passing, can't recall where...

Have any of you ever used a heat gun to melt plastic trashbags or grocery bags to a form for texture?

I think the idea is if you had a bag slipped over a length of, say, 2 inch pvc, you gave the bag a slight twist for wrinkles and hit it with a heat gun, you would end up with a vein-like, ropey, even corded muscle look.

Has anyone ever tried this? What did you do and what was the effect?
 

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Hmm, never heard of that, but it sounds promising. Just make sure to use good ventilation and possibly a protective mask if you try it. Burning plastic isn't good for your lungs.
 

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I have never tried it. I have a Riobe heat gun. I will have to experiment.
 

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I like the idea! Never tried it, but could you twist a garbage bag on itself then heat it with the gun and make it look like vines?

Great idea!
 
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