Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Shrinky Dink Monster Pendants

I had some time this weekend to play with my new Stampotique stamps some more! There are just so many things you can stamp... So I made three little shrinky dink pendants with little crystal beads hanging off the bottoms.



Here's what they look like before shrinkage. I use Creativity Kits shrink plastic, the kind with a shiny side and a rough side. The tag shape is punched out and then hole-punched at the top, then the bottom five times to attach the crystals. Then I used black Staz-On ink to stamp the monsters onto the shiny side. Staz-On is pretty much like the Sharpie marker of ink pads, totally awesome! If you use regular pigment ink on a real slick surface, it's really likely to smear. But I did use pigment ink (Colorbox) to stamp and edge the color on the rough side which always turns out nice. Stamping on both sides creates a pretty cool 2-level effect once the dinks are shrunk down the oven :) Oh, and the colors on the back darken a bit when shrunk, too!

Happpppppy Wednesday!

7 comments:

Kaotickrafter said...

I desperately want some of your stamps! Must save my pennies...

Mallory Pickert said...

I've always been amazed by your shrinky dink abilities. My attempts are always more suited for craftfail.com.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I'm really enjoying working with your images Kira. They work really well with mine too which I'm really pleased about.
These little charms look fabulous.
Jo x

Gez said...

aw!! Kira your charms are FABULOUS!

Crazy4makeup said...

WOW! I just bought some Shrinky Dink plastic today at Goodwill..didn't know what I would do with it...but now I do. Thanks for a great idea.

Kel said...

Do you put a protective coat on it afterwards?

Kira - oopsicraftmypants.com said...

Nope, no protective coat! It stays beautifully :)