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Friday, 11 January 2019

Shrink Plastic Jewellery

Hi all
A very quick post today, and my first of the year for the Craft Stamper to show you how I made this Shrink Plastic Jewellery for the Craft Stamper Blog Challenge ! Some fab prizes to be won, along with the chance to be featured in the mag itself, !!!

 I took a small (A6) size piece of shrink plastic and dropped alcohol inks and blending solution onto it - great fun but you need to have a well ventilated area! Remember the colour intensifies so better to go lighter to start with or the pieces may end up very dark - unless you want dark of course.
 I chopped the piece in half lengthways and then into smaller pieces to shape a necklace and pieces for earrings.
 I stamped onto the pieces after cutting them but you can do this before cutting up if you prefer Do make sure the inks are completely dry before you stamp. I wiped them with an anti static pad and used an archival ink pad (you can use any oil based ink pad on alcohol inks).
I used a white Posca Paint pen to add lots of highlights, doodling and contrast over the stamping. I love how this completely changes it. And before shrinking the plastic, I punched all the holes needed to make up the jewellery - after shrinking, it becomes too thick and brittle, although you could possibly use a drill.
 I shank all the pieces down then added the 'jump rings' to link all the necklace pieces, and added chain and clasp to the ends. Finally 'fish hook' earwires to make up the earrings.
I did then use the white paint pen around the edges to make them look neater.
Fun, colourful and unique earrings. I might try this again and go a little wilder!

3 comments:

  1. Suz, I just LOVE these, they are so vibrant, gorgeous colours, stamping and outlining! Hugs, Anne xx

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  2. Wow, never thought of using alcohol inks on hrink plastic.. and make jewelry from it.. looks beautiful!

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