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!!!