Here is a quick little share for Sunday. . .
To create this shink art necklace, I stamped the ray design on the back side (the rough side) of the shrink plastic. Usually, you stamp on the smooth side of shrink plastic. I wanted to see some dimension between the words on the front and the rays on the back so I put the words on the front and the rays on the back. I am not sure that you can see it in the photos, but you do end up with the front image looking as though it is floating above the other.
On the backside, I added color to the stamped image with Letraset Promarkers and Ranger's Adirondack Pigment markers. Because I stamped with Staz-on ink, which reacts with the alchol ink markers (Letraset Promarkers) I added color on and next to the stamped areas with the pigment ink markers. The pigment markers created a barier between the alcohol ink markers and the Staz-on ink. I then added in color with the alcohol ink markers in the open areas that were free of stamp ink.
To create the butterfly charm, I stamped the image on shrink plastic and then punched a hole between the antenaes before cutting out the butterfly. I cut the butterfly out making sure to leave a wide border around the punched hole. I shrunk both piece with my heat gun. After shrinking, I added jump rings and a chain. Super easy, super quick, and totally unique jewelry.
- stamps- Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Papillon and Bitty Grunge; Hero Arts Printer's Typle Lower Case
- ink- Staz-on Jet Black
- markers- Letraset Promarkers assorted colors; Ranger Ink Adirondack Pigment Markers
- tools- Ranger Craft It Heat Tool, Craft Sheet; Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Grid Blocks
- misc.- Ranger Ink Shrink Plastic; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Jumprings; Vintaj necklace