Monday, 1 August 2011

Stamp and Shrink Charm Swap

Shrink Plastic is something I rarely use but I do have a little supply of it in my craft room - like most crafters I suppose, I have a little bit of most things but don't often use all of it.

When I saw this 'stamp and shrink charm swap' on
Ning Network group recently, and some of the examples made
I was inspired to have a go myself.

Here's the stamps I used from Stampotique and Character Constructions.

So it was just a case of stamping onto the clear Shrink Plastic with black
StazOn Ink, colouring (the two Stampotique ones) with Marvy Le Plumme
pens, punching holes into and then heating and shrinking with the heat gun.

This one is my favourite as I like the dangling arms and sewing machine charm (attached with jump rings).

I just added a few beads and findings to these two.
I like the girly one with the heart and the other one is more masculine.
I added a glass gem to his chest as after shrinking there was a large
dimple there and I don't know where it came from!

Here you can see the size of the charms in relation to the stamps.

I might have to make some more now!

Thanks for looking :)


Terry said...

Got to love shrink plastic! Brilliant charms!

Createology said...

After all these years shrink plastic is still a fabulous medium with excellent results. My favorite is also the mannequin with dangling arms. You really rocked these charms. Monday Smiles...

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

They are fantastic! I hadn't realized that the shrinky dinks plastic could turn out so great!
Really cool, Sherry.

Lesley said...

Fabulous Sherry. I just found out that Acetate also works well to shrink. I just might have to dig out my markers and do a few of these. Love that dress form on the best.
Have fun with your swap.

Cindy Is Crafty said...

How cool, me thinks I need to find my shrinky dinks! :O)

Jan said...

Fabulous little Stampotique people and I love your use of the Character Construction dress form. Great fun to do!

Meggymay said...

Love your shrink charms, they look Fab. Yvonne x

Sam said...

Love them! Have not used shrink plastic in a while, may have to give this a go again! I love the mannequin one with the hanging arms x

Ira said...

These are FANTASTIC Sherry! It's nice to see 'an old technique' back again!!

Mrs A. said...

These are brill. Just love his heart!! Not really back and running on flickr. I had to go through and delete some pics in order to post a swap I have just finnished. Hugs Mrs A.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

You did a Fantastic jobbie with the shrink plastic, I LOVE your charms!! ..especially the dress form with the sewing machine dangly :)
Off to turn my craft room over to look for some shrink plastic now LOL ;)
Jan x