Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Forgotten Post

We were challenged to make projects with Shrink Plastic for the Inspiration Emporium.

I hurried and did mine, but forgot to post it after the IE blog did the roll here from Minnesota comes the Shrink Plastic Card....Girls Rule!

This was really a collaboration of several products, but it turned out very different than what I'd been doing.

The card itself is sprayed with Turquoise Spray Ink.

It's stamped with a Dylusions stamp, a dotted background stamp, and Archival Ink...white dots are added with a Posca pen.

The black tag is embossed, sprayed with Perfect Pearls, and trimmed. Then more white penwork is added.

The white doily is painted with acrylic paint then Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder is added. Lastly I spritzed with more Spray Ink.

Then the black pen adds some markings for contrast.

The Shrink Plastic pieces are lightly coated with Gesso, dried overnight, and then stamped, cut out, and shrunk with a heat tool.

You can punch a hole before shrinking or use Drill Punch after to add the jumpring for the butterfly.

Add markers or inks with a brush for a hint of color.

They're all layered onto the card and a pink Crinkle Ribbon bow is added to the top of the tag.

Vintage card....done!


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Karen Conner said...

you are the MASTER at pen work! Love this idea of shrinking plastic. I'll have to give it a try.

Susan C. said...

The gesso really makes for an interesting look to the shrink plastic....I'm gonna have to try that! Thanks for sharing!

Marijane said...

Thanks for the gesso tip... I wouldn't have thought it would work when shrunk (crackle and peel off) but alas it does! Very vintage look!

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Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Love this piece.. it is just perfect :))

Kathie said...

I love the way you did this! I didn't know you could gesso shink plastic. Not something I'd ever thought to do! Now, I have new ideas to try! Thanks for posting!

die amelie said...

What a lovely card, Linda!

Love your excellent use of shrink plastic!!!! Looks fantastic!!!!

Greetings from Vienna,
die amelie x

Plastic cards said...

Challenges always comes up with masterpieces like his where everybody shows there best....