I woke up this morning and all I could think about was playing in my studio. Lately, for the past few weeks, I've been photographing a whole bunch of super cute shrink jewelry for a new book (SHRINK, Shrank, shrunk) due out at the end of 2012. Who knew it could do all the things that it can do? I've been so inspired that I decide to try my hand at it.
Doodled and stamped shrink plastic rings!
So much fun and soooo easy ...
I felt like I needed to put the pencil in there so you could see that these truly are rings.
So I just might need to leave that darn laundry and those dishes for another day ... I can't stop!
Here's What I Did:
- Cut a stripe of shrink plastic that measures 1 x 5 1/4 inches, then sand both sides with a fine grade sandpaper.
- Next, just start doodling or rubber stamp images on the plastic. Make sure to use an ultra fine Sharpie and Staz-on permanent ink.
- Using pastels or chalk, add a bit of color with Q-tips or pom poms. Remember that a little chalk goes a long way.
- Following the directions on the shrink plastic package, pop the stripe in the toaster oven and watch it curl up, shrink, then flatten.
- As soon as it's flat, take it out of the oven and really quick like wrap it around a circular object ... the size of the ring you want.
And that's all there is to it. So cute don't you think? Sky is the limit yet again ... oh to have all the time in the world to just play and create.
My mind is swirling with ideas and possibilities!