Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Growing In Unity Day 2 Shall We UnWINEd? Earrings

Posted by Lena Nunn at 7:56 AM

Welcome to my week of Growing in Unity day 2. I have been sick with a really bad cold ( or heck it could be something worse because I refuse to go to the dr.) lately but tonight I felt a little better so I decided to pull out the shrink plastic. If you have have never played with shrink plastic you are missing out!!!! You can get it at almost any craft store now and usually in the card aisle. I decided to use my Unity stamp Shall we unWINEd

The stamp is pretty big so when you shrink it, it becomes the perfect size for a pair of earrings. 
For those of you who have not used shrink plastic heres how it works.
 You stamp your image on the plastic and you can either A) color it in then or B) color it after shrinking. On these earrings I chose to color after just because I wanted to try some new markers I got after the shrinking process. You then cut out image. If you need holes in your work for earrings or keychains or anything like that PUT THE HOLE IN NOW BEFORE SHRINKING! Shrinking can be done with either a heat gun or in the oven. I used to only do it with my heat gun but since then I have discovered that the oven works much better as the project does not curl up on itself. Hope this inspires you to make some shrinky art with your Unity stamps. Don't forget to comment as you might just be one of the lucky two I draw at the end of the week to win a grab bag of 25 stamps!!! 


34 comments:

Becci said...

What a unique and fun idea!! I haven't seen this done with stamps before!

Brandi R said...

Oh my those are darling!!!! I'm a wine drinker and Yes Please :-D Thank you for sharing ♥

Amy Ismail said...

Wow this is really cool. Thanks for sharing.

Phyllis Zart said...

Clever idea, the possibilities are endless!

Phyllis Zart said...

Clever idea, the possibilities are endless!

Denise Bryant said...

The earrings are adorable! Great idea!
I think I have had the same bug as you... two weeks, and finally feeling better, then I came down with a lousy cold! I am sick of being sick!

Gaylynn said...

Super cool project. The earrings look awesome and so unique. Thanks for sharing your tips on this.

heidiscoll said...

Great idea! I made a keychain once. But never thought to use some of my Unity stamps! I will be stamping more shrink plastic now! :) Thanks for sharing!

D.Ann said...

Fab idea! I have shrink plastic, but haven't used it yet... time to go dig it out!!

Christine Kiehl said...

How cute are these? What a great idea! Love them! I'm a huge Unity buyer too!

Beth F. said...

What a great use of stamps!

Ruby said...

Cute projects.

Jean said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!

AnneMarie Becerril-Nuding said...

Omg! I haven't thought about shrinky dinks since my childhood! Wow, the possibilities are endless with Unity Stamps!

Sue D said...

How fun and perfect for wine lovers.

Eva Bussom said...

OMG this is fantastic! I so want a pair for my cousin! Great idea, fabulous!!!
:) Eva

Lagene said...

Love your shrink plastic earings and matching card!

SHartl said...

Oh my gosh, these earrings are so cute and I even have some shrink plastic that I had forgotten about. What a clever use of stamps!

Sweet April said...

Pretty earrings,they look fantastic! Thanks, I remembered when my sister used to make jewelry with the shrink plastic some years ago.

ionabunny said...

These are so pretty. What a fun idea. Hugz

Gina Furman said...

Fantastic idea! I haven't played with shrink plastic since I was just a little kid (ages and ages ago!). I'm going to have to get some and try it out!

iceyscrafting said...

These are soo cute! I may meed to make a pair or two!! This may finally be the inspiration project that pushes me over the edge to buy the shrink plastic I keep eyeing.

Beckiejo said...

Love the earrings! You have inspired me. I would have never thought to stamp on shrink plastic

UTs Hobby Time said...

Superb creation. You are so creative. Simply gorgeous.

Donna K said...

These are just so cute! Takes me back to my childhood days of crafting and shrinky dinks and to my adulthood days of wine!

wanda reynolds said...

Great idea! We all need a little wine hanging around"

Jammie said...

LOVE!!!!! oh man there are a million people who should be wearing these! hahaha I'm thinking a bracelet as well! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kristina B. said...

Genius! I would've never though of this!

Doreen said...

Wow a fab idea.xxx

jmahugger said...

Super Cute!!

Karenladd said...

So cute and a great gift idea! I remember shrink plastic from years back and I even think I have some tucked away. These would make cute charms for wine gifts as well, wouldn't they?

Katie said...

Cool earring! I have only done this once in a class and used it as an embellishment on a card! Now I need some shrink plastic, :). Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Kris B said...

Cute earrings! I know a few girl friends I could make these for! Looks like I need to shop for some shrink plastic!

Crystal said...

This is awesome! I love your tutorial and definitely want to try this soon!

 

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