Saturday, January 8, 2011

Shrink Plastic - Me Too

Talking with my sister Maryl about the fun she had with shrink plastic yesterday made me want to play with it too. This time I used white shrink plastic and painted it with antique white acrylic paint. I used various punches to cut out shapes. I like using Staz-On black ink because it doesn't smear much. I baked them in my regular oven at 350 for about 4 minutes.  Here they are before they went into the oven.
 Here they are after.
 I transfered them to this mini baking sheet, just for fun.
I filmed the plastic shrinking in my oven.  I wish I knew how to make a time lapse of this video so it doesn't bore you, but no can do.  Warning: it's 1 min and 43 seconds long.


  1. Really fun Connie. I forget that you can use your oven {the old way like when we were kids!}. I have only more recently used a heat gun and I don't really care for that method. I'll have to give it another try someday the old fashioned way. {Great stamp images too}.

  2. Nice job! I like the one where you use the scissors with a cutter shaped like a stamp (1st pic, lower left). Great images! Can't wait to see what you make with them!

  3. Thanks for sharing your shrink plastic art. I just love tiny little things and these are so cute. I love the images you stamped, especially the little book cover - so beautifully embellished. Fantastic! I can't wait to see what you create with them either.

  4. That was a trip watching those cute little things shrink before my very eyes...surprised they didn't stay curled...pretty cool stuff and a good tip...thx! F