Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Stamping Shrink Material

This is a tutorial on how to use stamp on shrink material. It is a very simple process.

Step 1:Before you can stamp you will need to prepare your material to except the image by sanding it down.
Step 2: Stamp your shrink material with Starzon Ink.

Step 3: Color your image with color pencils. It will look very, very light. To the point that you can bearly tell that there is any color. Once it shrinks the color will be much darker.

Step 4: If you are going to use the material as a charm or any other reason that you need a whole, you must put a hole in it now, before you heat it.

Step 5: Using a heat gun start to heat the material. It will start to shrink and fold up on itself, so don't get scared it curls up. just keep using the heat gun, until it is completely shrunk.

Here are a few shrinks that I made using Magnolia stamps. I finished them by adding Glossy Accents to give it a shine. When I took this picture they were is in the drying stage, which is why they look foggy. Also, in this project I used the matte finish of the shrink material. On another project I used the clear, which I liked better, since it had more of a clear finish. However the Matte finish gave it a more used, old kind of look. So it completely depends on which way you want it to look.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my project. Comments are always great!

1 comment:

Valerie said...

You are so creative! I love all of your projects.