Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Shrink Plastic Jewelry

Sadly, this will be my last design team post for Great Impressions.
Things have gotten very busy in my life, so I have decided to
take a break from designing and crafting for several weeks.

I created this necklace using translucent shrink plastic and a beautiful stamp from Great Impressions called Scene of a rose.

Sand shrink plastic on both sides then wipe off dust with a paper towel.
With make up sponge or dauber tap Jade ink across shrink plastic.  Underneath the Jade tap Lime ink.   Set ink by lightly going over shrink plastic with heat gun.  Turn over and tap colors.  Set ink.   (Only use heat gun for a few seconds to set the ink as you don’t want to shrink the plastic yet.)
Stamp Scent of a Rose with Graphite Black ink over the Jade and Lime.
Let ink dry completely.  Will take 24 to 48 hours.  Or you can speed up drying time by lightly heat setting with the heat gun.  (Just be careful not to smear the ink and stop before plastic starts to shrink.)
Punch 1/8" hole in top.
Cut out with scissors.
Place shrink plastic on a box or phone book.  Use heat gun to shrink.
After it shrinks and while it's still hot, use a acrylic or wood block to flatten it.
Attach jump ring and black cord.

Great Impressions Stamp:
Translucent Shrink Plastic
Heat Gun or Oven
Paper Towel
Brilliance Ink Pads:
Pearlescent Jade
Pearlescent Lime
Graphite Black
Make Up Sponge or Dauber
1/8" Hole Punch
Fine Sand Paper
(Box or phone book to place shrink plastic on if using a heat gun.)
Wood or acrylic block or something to flatten shrink plastic
Black Cord
Jump Ring


Sue from Oregon said...

Very cool Deloris! I hope you are not gone too long! I will look forward to your return!

Cheryl First said...

Beautiful, Deloris!
I will miss your posts over the next few months, but totally understand! I look forward to your return! :0) Best wishes!

JustYolie said...

Gorgeous pendant! Looking forward to your return. :)

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Hummmm.... I swear I left a comment. I guess "I'm losing it"....if you find it, will you be so kind as to send it back....haha