UPDATE: For those of you who asked....THIS IS the stamp set the Girls and Girls Rule is in the set. I used the wood mounted stamp so I don't know if they're the same size or not.
I must admit, I hadn't used Shrink Plastic in years. And back then, it was with the kids and in an oven.
But I had to try it again for fun. And this time it was so much different. NOW it's so easy with the Heat It tool from Ranger!!!
Yes, I got a new one..burnt mine up. My own fault. When they say "keep it 2 inches away from the project" especially....METAL, (duh) they mean it.
This stuff REALLY shrinks. I mean big time.
I used Claudine's Gesso on the Plastic first. Then stamped with Jet Black Archival Ink.
Trim and heat. The idea to use a white background came from my brilliant friend Lin Brown of LB Crafts in England. She made her charm bracelet using Fresco Finishes for her background. Check it out for sure!
Anyway, the white gesso makes for a bright charm. Then I used Distress Inks swiped on the Non-Stick Craft Sheet and a brush to color in. Also some Tombow markers for added color.
See how much it shrinks! Cool, heh??? (Love ya Lori, you know who your are)
The 2 hole punch or Drill Punch from Tim makes great holes after the shrinking. Cuts like "butta."
I colored the front of this one with Distress Inks and a brush. I used the ATC stamp from here.
Here's the back of the ATC charm with Distress Stains swiped randomly across it. Wild Honey and Vintage Photo blended with a rag...color changes over the white gesso.LOVE THEM!!!!! I used the Cropadile to punch before heating with the larger hole.
So that's it for today. Reading a new Michael Connelly book...actually and old one, on the Sunporch while the neighbor, who apparently has blown out the muffler on his lawn mower rattles the metal plaques on my Studio wall.
And the construction guys 2 blocks over reroofing the park building blast their music from their truck with only the bass hitting my house....it's like a cacophony of unwanted sound today.
Time for earplugs or my own noise to create a better atmosphere here!
Fireworks would be more welcome. Ha!
Have a safe and happy holiday.