>> Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I love to come up with out of the box recreations of things I love...my latest creation is a lighter funky alternative to broken china jewelry. Made with shrink plastic, stamps, ink, markers and utee. This necklace looks fabulous and is fun to make!
Supplies- White shrinky dink paper (sanded), pretty floral stamp, permanent markers, utee (or clear embossing powder, 1/8 hole punch, chain and jumprings.
step 1 - use a semi dark ink to ink your stamp
step 2 - press down onto sanded shrinky dink paper
step 3 - begin coloring the stamped image lightly with permanent markers
step 4 - cut out a section to resemble a broken piece of china. remember to cut your piece approx 3 times larger than you'd like your pendant. this one is 3.75 inches long
step 5 - using your 1/8 hole punch put two holes on either side of your shrink paper (for the jumprings)
See how bright the colors become!
ALERT! Amazing techinique you can you for so many things
step 7 - sprinkle the entire pendant with a decent layer of utee or clear embossing powder
*notice how it's covered up to the ends to prevent dripping over in the oven. place back in 350 degree oven and watch it. you'll see it bubble up get clumpy weird then smooth out like glass...take it out when it's smooth. (be careful it's ridiculously hot until it cools and hardens...like 2 minutes)
see...smooth and pretty