20 April, 2016

Stamped pendant for Visible Image DT

Hi!
Did you watch the great Visible Image show at Create And Craft TV last Saturday? In case you missed it the recording is still available for some days, just follow this link to watch Mark and Pauline do their magic!

Our design team made beautiful samples for this show, showcasing the inspiring new stamp collections 'Music Speaks', 'Dare To Be Different' and 'Teenage Kicks'.
I wanted to try something new with my 'Music Speaks' stamp set, so instead of making a card or a mixed media project I made a pendant with shrink plastic:


When stamping on shrink plastic it's important to note that the plastic sheet has two sides: a very smooth one and one that's more rough. Stamping (and colouring if you wish) is done on the rough side, on which the stamping ink will not dissolve that easily which is important for getting a crispy result. If both sides are very smooth you can use very fine sanding paper to gently prepare the surface for stamping.

If the finished piece is used for a pendant, key ring or such it's important to punch a hole in the plastic before shrinking. Remember that the hole will shring, too, so do not make it too tiny!


On the above picture you can see how much the image will shring during the heating. I like to use my heat gun for the shrinking, but the instructions on the shrink plastic package will guide you how to use the oven for this step, too. The image will crinkle during the heating, but don't worry, it will flatten out when the shrinking is finished.

For more information on the stamp set I used please click on the picture below:


  

Wishing you a creative day!
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