Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Shrink Plastic Challenge with Back to Basics and Beyond

The challenge this week at Back to Basics and Beyond is Shrink Plastic. When was the last time you played with Shrink Plastic? I have to say it's been YEARS for me and I was excited to see this challenge at BBB this week. I used my heat gun to heat the fish and the octopus and I had to hold it down using tweezers. It took me a few tries to get it right but I love how the card came out.  For the card itself, I used my Oxide inks for the background and splashed some water droplets on it. I watercolored the whale and I have him sticking out of the water a bit. For the shrinky dinks, I stamped directly onto the white shrink plastic with Staz-On ink and let that dry a bit before coloring them with copic markers. I let that dry and then heat set with my heat gun. They started to shrivel up right away and it took less than a minute to get them the size I wanted. If they curl up and you don't think they are going to flatten back out, just keep heating it and it eventually flattens out. It will be really hot right after but a few minutes once they cool off, then they are ready to adhere to your card.

I would love to see your cards with shrink plastic on them. Come on over to BBB and enter the challenge!!
Stamps by Memory Box
Birds by Repeat Impressions
Sentiment from internet
Shrinky Dinks charms


meg said...

the fish and octopus make great embellishments for your whale card

Tammy said...

This is so cute, I love the underwater scene you created with the shrink plastic!

Dawn Phillips said...

I love how you used the shrink plastic. It's brilliant on your card. Love Dawn x

Lucille K said...

What a cute card, love the big whale and the little fish and octopus :)

jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts said...

WHat a fun card, I love how you've created sea creatures that make the whale look the right size. Very cute x

Catie Cuddles said...

Super cute fish and octopus ... and that whale image is so cute!
C xxx

Rachelle Oltean said...

This is a really cute card Sherri! I love this set from Memory Box and it has been on wish list for about a year...after seeing how you used the waves, I think I'm going to move it into my cart the next time I place an order! : )