Ryn Tananka from Designs By Ryn sent me some of her wonderful stamps to play with, I chose all floral designs which is a little bit unusual for me as I normally opt for stuff that is a bit on the quirky side!! Anyways, today I thought I'd share a shrink plastic bracelet that I made using her Three Leaf Set SKU CM-F5
I used frosted Shrink Plastic for this project, this brand has a rough side and a smooth side. Normally I use Lucky Squirrel shrink plastic as this shrinks evenly in both directions. Sadly, I had used all my Lucky Squirrel stuff (note to self....MUST BUY MORE) and used what ever was available. If you are using one that is smooth on both sides, you may need to gently sand the surface a little to help you with the colouring of the leaves.
1. Measure some chain around your wrist and calculate how many leaves you will need. I used 5 large and 5 of the medium size.
2.Stamp the images on the rough side of the plastic using Stazon ink. I stamped a few extra designs just in case!
5. I always use a heat gun to shrink my shrink plastic. It can be tricky as everything wants to fly off the table so I always use a wooden coffee stirrer and lay it gently across the plastic (don't dig the stick into the plastic as this will make a dimple that will not go away!! The alternative is to bake them in the oven all together. I suggest you following the manufacturer's instructions on the packet as every brand seems to vary slightly. Look how much they shrink!!
I hope this inspires you enough to have a little dabble. and of course you can hop on over to Ryn's place to check out her stamps.