wimsey dip

wimsey dip

Post by Laura Ab » Fri, 17 May 1996 04:00:00



greetings,

As a kid in the late '60s, I once made some projects with something I
think was called "wimsey dip".  It was a can of thick (like syrup),
colored liquid.  It seemed to be made of a sort of plastic.  We took
wire, twisted it into loops and dipped them into the liquid.  The
"syrup" coated the wire and stretched across the loop like bubble
liquid does when the wand is dipped into the bubble solution (if that
makes sense).  The plastic would harden in a few hours.  We made
flowers this way, with the plastic film stretching across the loops to
make petals.

I have a project in mind using wire and would like to try this product
to coat and color the wire.  Does anyone else remember this stuff?
Does anyone have any ideas where I might find it?

Thanks.

laura

 
 
 

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Post by Lisa Varn » Fri, 17 May 1996 04:00:00


: As a kid in the late '60s, I once made some projects with something I
: think was called "wimsey dip".  It was a can of thick (like syrup),
: colored liquid.  It seemed to be made of a sort of plastic.

Yes, I remember that stuff.  (Maybe I shouldn't admit it)  I have seen it
somewhere in the back of craft magazines under a different name.  Keep an
eye open, it will show up again.  I'll watch for you too and post if I see
it again.  Good Luck!
--
YiS,


Haven't been there. Don't want to go. Don't need another t-shirt!

 
 
 

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Post by Ann McGrat » Fri, 17 May 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> As a kid in the late '60s, I once made some projects with something I
> think was called "wimsey dip".

Whimsey Dip

Quote:
> I have a project in mind using wire and would like to try this product
> to coat and color the wire.  Does anyone else remember this stuff?

Sure do!

Quote:
> Does anyone have any ideas where I might find it?

My ba***t.  I still have a can each of white, turquoise, green and
pink.  I haven't looked at them in a loooooong time, so I don't know
whether they're still good. <g>

Now that you've laughed at the packrat, (me!) you might try a hardware
store and ask for the plastic gunk they use to dip handles of pliers and
tools in.  I think it is similar enough for your purposes, and I have
seen it in pink, red, blue, yellow and green -- although not always at
the same store!

Good luck.


Easton, PA       Packrat's law: No matter when you do it, you will need  
                 an item the day after you have thrown it away.

 
 
 

wimsey dip

Post by Phyllis Harb » Sat, 18 May 1996 04:00:00


The stuff you're looking for is available through*** Blick. it is
called formafilm flowers. Comes in Yellow, red, green, blue and amber
roughly $8.25/can. Slovent and wire sold here also. They have a large
catalog full of artist and craft supplies, there may also be a charge
for the catalog.

Dick Blick 1-800-723-2787 customer service

3 locations:
*** Blick West, P.O. Box 521, Henderson, NV 89015

Dick Blick Central, P.O. Box 1267, Galesburg, IL 61401

Dick Blick East, P.O. Box 26, Allentown, PA 18105

 
 
 

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Post by oded » Wed, 22 May 1996 04:00:00


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> greetings,

> As a kid in the late '60s, I once made some projects with something I
> think was called "wimsey dip".  It was a can of thick (like syrup),
> colored liquid.  It seemed to be made of a sort of plastic.  We took
> wire, twisted it into loops and dipped them into the liquid.  The
> "syrup" coated the wire and stretched across the loop like bubble
> liquid does when the wand is dipped into the bubble solution (if that
> makes sense).  The plastic would harden in a few hours.  We made
> flowers this way, with the plastic film stretching across the loops to
> make petals.

> I have a project in mind using wire and would like to try this product
> to coat and color the wire.  Does anyone else remember this stuff?
> Does anyone have any ideas where I might find it?

> Thanks.

> laura


The name of the product is :"fantasise in plastic", and We supply this
product.
each can costs $3, we have the wire as well $2 per 4 oz.
shipment of 5 cans would cost $17 (we are out of U.S.A.)
comes in: red, green, blue, yellow, purple, (all transparent). white and pink
(opaque).
Shkonik & Marshlack Ltd.
62 Haaliya St.
Tel Aviv
Israel
Fax: 972 3 6831260
 
 
 

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Post by Charlene M Pieczon » Sat, 25 May 1996 04:00:00



writes:

Quote:

>greetings,

>As a kid in the late '60s, I once made some projects with something I
>think was called "wimsey dip".  It was a can of thick (like syrup),
>colored liquid.  It seemed to be made of a sort of plastic.  We took
>wire, twisted it into loops and dipped them into the liquid.  The
>"syrup" coated the wire and stretched across the loop like bubble
>liquid does when the wand is dipped into the bubble solution (if that
>makes sense).  The plastic would harden in a few hours.  We made
>flowers this way, with the plastic film stretching across the loops to
>make petals.

>I have a project in mind using wire and would like to try this product
>to coat and color the wire.  Does anyone else remember this stuff?
>Does anyone have any ideas where I might find it?

>Thanks.

>laura


I don't know where you can get but but just wanted to tell you that it
IS still available. A girl at the job I just left (which means I can't
ask her about it) brought in some flowers someone had made out of
something that sounds similar.

I also have seen something like this advertised someplace. My husband
and I have been looking for something similar that will take heat to
coat the ends of tongs for use with my electric skillet which is
currently getting scratched up with the tongs I have. Sorta like the
plastic they put on handles.....

Good luck in finding what you are looking for!!

Cookie

 
 
 

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Post by LEE WA » Sun, 26 May 1996 04:00:00


VINYL is what yer lookin for to dip stuff,,Meanards hrdwr store sells
cans of liquid vinyl to dip Tool Handles into,such as pliers etc for
better gripping! Also most BATTERY CLAMPS have vinyle dipped handles!
Vinyl dip is used to make casting molds as well,,
                                         Lee Ward

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