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Saturday, July 30, 2022

Stretch your stamps and use them with shrink plastic

This is such a fun and easy thing to do which stretches your stamps. You can use them with shrink plastic to make little charms which can then be added to jewellery or key rings etc. 
To create this bracelet and earrings set I stamped the super cute Merwees set 2 onto some frosted shrink plastic using Kraftin' Kimmies hybrid ink. I let that dry before then using coloured pencils to colour the mermaids on the rough side of the shrink plastic.  

Next I cut them out making a round bit above them so I could make a hole to be able to attach a jump ring (a little circle of metal wire) to so it can be fixed onto my bracelet or whatever I want.

Lastly you need to use your heat gun to shrink the plastic down. The plastic will shrivel up and fold in all kinds of ways so it is good to have a stamping block to hand the flatten it with when it has stopped shrinking. Another tip to stop the little image flying away when you blast it with a heat gun use tweezers or a pokey tool to put through the hole and hold the image in one spot on your heat mat as you heat it. Then just put the jump ring through the hole and you are good to go.

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Amy xx

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