Following on from yesterday's post I've made three more charms
for the 'Stamp and Shrink Charm' swap.
Thank you to those who left me lovely comments, I really do appreciate them!
I used these stamps this time
The oriental looking one is 'The Calligraphy Robe' from
Stampington and Company.
I stamped it onto black Shrink Plastic then coloured over it in part
with gold acrylic paint, which on reflection wasn't the best idea as it's covered up most of the detail on the robe! I don't much care for the face either
as it looks like a negative print. Maybe I'll make another on white Shrink Plastic.
On the plus side though, I like the hanging beads and Chinese coins
which are quite tactile and make a pleasing sound when jangled.
For the next one I used three stamps from the 'London Underground'
from the Artistic Outpost - I just love these stamps!
I used clear Shrink Plastic this time which I much prefer as once
shrunk you can still see the image from the back.
Finally, I did another from the Character Constructions set,
but this time on black Shrink Plastic and StazOn opaque 'cotton white' ink.
I have a few tips I'd like to share -
and if I don't record them here, I'll only forget about them!!
- Once shrunk the shrink plastic can be embossed with embossing powder - I did this on the reverse of one of my charms then rubber stamped an image into it, it's great for covering up an untidy back. I did read this on another blog but can't remember whose it was - sorry!
- When cutting out the rubber stamped image from the Shrink Plastic leave a slight silhouette around it - ie, don't cut right into the edge of the image. This gives the image more definition and it looks better.
- Finally, this one is from Lesley who has discovered that ACETATE also works well to shrink. I shall be trying that one out! Thanks again Les!
EDIT: I tried out the acetate, but it didn't shrink for me :(
I used a heat gun and quite thick acetate - maybe it depends upon
the type of acetate and the method used for shrinking?
If you have a go I'd be interested in hearing how it went for you.