Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Travel Bracelet

I've been having a bit of a dabble with some new techniques on one of my all time favourites.....shrink plastic. Haven't played with shrink for a few years now and I had forgotten how much I love this stuff, so I might be shrinking everything in sight for a while. Anyway, I had this idea to make a travel bracelet and two of the new Tim Holtz sets of stamps fit the bill perfectly. I used CMS108 Travel Labels and CMS102.....click here to view them on the website.

The magic ingredient for this is Paperartsy's Fresco Finish white paint....I know, I know, I keep plugging it and it's not in stock yet but I hear from Leandra that it shouldn't be too long now and once we have it in stock, I will post a step by step tutorial for the bracelet but in the meantime, I'll just let you know that I also used the new Distress Stains to colour my shrink.
It's a fabulous effect and I was so pleased with it that I wanted to show it on my blog even though we haven't got the paint yet.......we've got everything else of course!!!

I'll be wearing the bracelet at Version Scrap and Ally Pally and if you are going to one of those shows, I'll be happy to show you in person how it's done.


So check back soon for the step by step instructions.....it's dead easy!!!

33 comments:

Minxy said...

How could you Lin, i was all for not needing that set of stamps and what do you do, you make me now want them with your fantastic creation xx It's beautiful :D

karenm said...

This is beautiful Lin. I just love those Fresco paints. I need to get me some. Enjoyed using them in Newport Pagnell

judith@poppy cottage said...

This is fabulous Lin can't wait for the tutorial, ot until you have everything in stock. Will look out for you at AP, Judith xx

PeggyR said...

That turned out lovely!

Linda Elbourne said...

And a fabulous bracelet :0)

Lottie said...

This it totally awesome - can't wait for a tutorial, and for the paints to be in

Kaz said...

WOW love this lin.....so wish I was going to allypally to see you make this, Will have to wait to see your blog. It is just stunning fab!

kaz x
p.s cant wait for those paints!!

Doone said...

in another life you need to be a goldsmith,

as it is you make plastic very beautiful.

ellen vargo said...

Oh, dammit... now I have to get the travel labels stamp set.. thought I could do without it, but now... :D FAB bracelet Lin. Love it. Hope all is well - Ellen xx

Helen said...

Just got enough light in the office (some joker outside has gone through a power cable!) to see this gorgous bracelet!

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, this is just awesome! I love how it turned out and that shrink plastic is so fun to play with. I, like you, go in streaks of using it. When I poull it out, I do a bunch and then forget about it again.

Shirley said...

I LOVE this bracelet!

Linda Cain said...

Amazing!!! Can't wait to see all the dirty details. You are brilliant, girl!

~Linda

Daniele said...

only you could come up with something as brill as this, I need those stamps now so that I can make charms for my holiday Layouts
See you Saturday

Elaine said...

What a brilliant idea. Looking forward to seeing how you made it!!

steph said...

love the bracelet- look forward to see it in real life at Ally Pally

papillon said...

ok, this does it, i just have to make a bracelet! i've seen some cutes ones, but this one ... is awesome!

Dawn said...

That is gorgeous...I want one!

humel said...

Oh, wow!! And I already have one set of the stamps so at least I have a bit of a headstart :-) Now I just need the other stamps, the metal items, the paint - and the talent! xx

Kirsten Alicia said...

Oooh, beautiful piece Lin.

Vic said...

Fab!

Joy said...

WOW! I absolutely love this! :)

Dragon said...

Woo it's wonderful, Lin. I love shrink too and put a fab shrunken birdcage in the configurations box I did for my mum!!
Frankie
xx

Chloe said...

Ooh it's lovely, I love using shrink plastic :)

karlalala said...

i can't wait for the tute... i've got some of this shrink and i'm trying to indulge my inner jeweler lately too!! so it'll be fun to use up some of my stash!!

Diane said...

Very, very cool!!
XO Diane

Lululiz said...

What a great idea, I love this bracelet!

Li'l Pidge said...

Wow, a fabulous bracelet, who'd have thought it was shrink plastic! Very effective.
Kyla

Liz said...

love the bracelet! might have to go to Ally Pally now i was going to try and give the credit card a break but i think i need to see the bracelet in person and then off course i will have to spend spend spend so i can go and make some thing similar for myself....

Pauline said...

Isn't it amazing what can be created with a few crafty goodies. I have my ticket for Ally Pally. Though I have a feeling that it'll be a few deep at the LB Crafts stand! Hugs, Pauline x

Anonymous said...

Rats, Linda -- you used one of the only sets I didn't buy when I last saw you!!!!! Now I need that one, too! At least I should be able to watch you performing your magic at V.S.!!!! Can't wait! Love to you all -- Sally xx

Dallying Debz said...

I love shrink plastic. That was one of the first stamp sets I grabbed at AC in Feb, fab isn't it.

A lovely idea to use it on a bracelet.

xx

Terry said...

Oh boy and I have that set of stamps! Not sure what that paint is and if it will be available in the US. Love this bracelet! So brilliant and can't wait for your tutorial. I came here via Lucy's blog and am now a new follower! Glad I found you!