18 June 2010

Mad for Markers - colour something other than paper!

Hi, I am here with my post for Mad for Markers to show you how I made custom charms using Shrinky Dinks plastic.

I've stamped my "Shrinky Dinks frosted rough and ready" shrink plastic with all five Lil Lolitas using Staz on ink on the shiny side of the Shrinky Dinks and coloured with my Copics on the frosted side. I've then run each image through the cuttlebug using oval Nestabilities and punched a little hole at the top of each oval... can you see where I am going with this?



Once shrunk, the Shrinky Dinks plastic becomes one third of its original size and 9 times thicker. So..... it makes PERFECT custom charms! When the shrink plastic is heated it begins to warp - a lot - and then as it shrinks to its final size it usually straightens out a bit. You can see on some of my "charms" that they didnt quite flatten properly and I had to reheat them a bit and use tweezers to hold them flat.



As the plastic becomes 9x thicker, it also gives a shaddow effect as the image is stamped on one side of the plastic and the colouring is on the other.



The colours also intensify quite a bit as they become more concentrated having been shrunk.



The frosting on the plastic gives a nice sparkly effect




Copics used:
E11, E55, W3, B21, R85, RV11, V13

The cute images are from the "Lil Lolita Collection" available at Tickled Pink Stamps.

The "Colour something other than paper" challenge runs until Sunday so there is still time to enter!

12 comments:

  1. Fantastic idea Kylie. Love all the Lolitas like Little charms. Too cute!

    Kylie xo (the other one)

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  2. OMG - how cute are these!!!! Soooo are you taking orders - LOL. I can see a Lolita bracelet in my future ;) I've had some shrink plastic FOR AGES - one day I must get the courage to PLAY!
    xXx

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  3. Awwww Blondie you have some fab ideas!! I've never used shrink plastic.... where does one get such a thing?? I wanna give it a blast!! Or you could just make me one instead!! hehehehehe So I guess you have 2 orders now:-)
    Hugs
    Karen
    xxxx

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  4. These are just awesome.. what a fantastic idea..
    Hugs, Linda

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  5. Brilliant, i havent thought to use copics and shrinkies.. i should do it with the kids they love shrinky dinks.. the last thing i made was at a Kaszazz workshop where we made tiny charms with birds and owls and a bookmark that started as a tag.. thanks for the reminder!

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  6. These are so cute Kylie - such a fun idea - love how you've used the Lil Lolita's too - amazing work. x

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  7. Wow these are gorgeous, gonna have to try this lol.
    hugs
    Sue x

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  8. These look amazing Kylie. So much fun. Hugs xo Jackie

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  9. I have seen these alot latley and really want to try one, I have had the shinky dink for over a year and never even tryed it I guess it's time. They are so cute.
    ~Patricia

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  10. Hey Kylie these are too cute! Love the idea of using clear shrinkies.

    To help flatten them, when they are still hot, take one of your acrylic blocks and press it over the top to flatten as it cools down. :)

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  11. OMG KYLIE these are AMAZING! I have always been too scared to give these a try but I think I may just have to. They look gorgeous hun!
    Hugs Kel x

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  12. WOW WOW WOW!! these are just AMAZING!!! I must give this a try too.hehe
    you have done an fabulous job of these
    hugs
    xx

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