A while ago, I won a GDT spot at the Try It On Tuesday blog. Angela e-mailed me the choice of a couple challenges to choose from and I chose to do the "Honey I shrunk the Plastic" challenge.
I won a challenge a while back and the prize I picked was some shrink plastic and acetate! Needless to say I haven't used either of these things very much, so here we are. The package of shrink plastic I picked came with white & black sheets. I have used the white to make my Some Odd Girl Nouveau Girl earrings (HERE) and this is my first time using the black. Boy did we fight!!
Usually you need to stamp with Staz-On ink onto shrink plastic, but since I don't have any Staz-On white ink I decided to try a couple other things. First I tried versamark with embossing powder. After I cut out my image and went to heat it, it ended up looking like a blog of "guck"....with the embossing powder overtaking the image and making it look like crap! LOL
So next I tried White Craft Ink. It worked, but smudges easily, so I had to make sure I didn't touch the stamped image. Then the heating process was another story. Sometimes the plastic curled so much it got stuck to itself. As you can see from the pic below, I still have some 'shrinking to do'.
I am making lil charms for the kids presents!
The pic below shows some of my 'woopsies'....but I still kept them (my woopsies are using HollyDay Gwen).
All the stamps I used are from Some Odd Girl.....with this reindeer & wee Tobie being from the Deck the Halls Tobie set.
I sure hope you can find the time to "Shrink Your Plastic" for the challenge this week at Try it on Tuesday!?!>!
Challenges for my plastic charms:
OSAAT- anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday- boy oh boy
Paper Sundaes- beautiful bows
Lexi's Creations- no straight edges