This time we are looking at Shrink Plastic - it is not as scary as you may think HONEST!!!
A few things/tips about shrink plastic -
- You can get it in transparent, white or black - I like to use the transparent as you can see through it when you stamp on to it.
- you need to 'prime' it before you start working with it - basically sand the surface done so the ink has something to 'grip' onto.
- If you are colouring onto it remember that the colours will deepen as the plastic shrinks, so don't be worried if it looks pale when you have coloured it.
- stazon seems to work best on shrink plastic, it 'sets' better than versafine or memento - but if you leave them to dry for along time they can be used
- you can put it through your printer and so use digi images if you want
- punch any holes you want in it BEFORE you shrink it!
So here are a couple of ideas for you to try to get you started:
I like to use the clear plastic as it means you can create charms so this is the plastic I use ...
I stamp in stazon, and pretty much anything goes ..
Then I punch any holes I want into it - make them big as they will shrink too!
And here is another quick idea ...
Using your primed shrinkie and a flower die and alcohol inks.
Now shrink ...
And the children can have fun - school bag charms made by Ellie and her friend...
And Easter key rings made from my Gran when Ellie and Beth were younger.
I hope that has wetted your appetite to play with the fabulous shrink plastic - endless possiblities!!
Do pop over to the shop and facebook group to see what other fabulous things are in stock.
And don't forget, there is also a That Craft Place challenge every fortnight - you can find it HERE.