Thursday, 13 September 2012

MAWTT - 'Use Shrink Plastic'

Good Morning! Hope you are all well and Big Hugs to those who are not ... it's time for a brand new challenge over at


and this week the lovely Shell is our hostess and she has chosen the very exciting theme this week of ....

'Use Shrink Plastic'

Now please don't be scared!! Lots of fun to be had with this theme... and if like me your first attempt with Shrink Plastic was/is a disaster... then try, try again.... Winking smile

I have had a go with a few different things and some didn't work out... but I am pleased with what I managed to make in the end...

First I had a go at some simple Flowers using Marianne D Dies... really easy peasy... just cut out the flower shapes in Shrink Plastic


Colour them with Promarkers or Copics .... the colours will come out much stronger as the flowers shrink....


Shrink them with Heat Gun... Top Tip.... keep the gun moving  because if you stay in one place you could end up burning a hole in your plastic which is what I did first attempt!!   when you heat they will shrivel up but don't panic.... carry on heating and they will unfurl... and then gently help them to flatten out or shape them as desired... I used a cocktail stick to ease them into shape....obviously be careful not to burn yourself as things get very hot!! 


and these are the shrunken and shaped flowers... they are nice to decorate a box...


These are Party Favour Boxes and I've decorated them with papers and added the flowers with some pearls.... they are going to be gift boxes for jewellery pressies ....


Next I had a go with an image....


I love Paddington... so found a Colouring Book image of him online and printed him out about 10cm height on paper.... Then I placed the Shrinkle Paper over the image (frosted side up) and drew over Paddington with Waterproof Line Marker. Then coloured him in with Promarkers.... punched a hole.... 

and then for the shrinking... again important to keep the gun moving and not too hot... I used Low Setting on Heat Gun... it will curl up and then straighten out again... you might have to flatten it out a bit...

So here are the two finished Paddington Key Rings.... they are really dinky and cute! 

Hope this inspires you to have a go at our fun challenge! 

We are sponsored this week by the wonderful Di's Digis

Hope you can pop on over to MAWTT for more details of the Challenge and to see my Teamies wonderful creations... they are fab this week! 

I'm going to enter these into:

Heck of a Challenge - 'Anything Goes' ends 30th September 2012

I can't believe how quickly this last week has gone... and I nearly forgot to schedule this post!! Looking forward to Wartime Farm tonight ... and just seen that the new BBC Series The Paradise is coming on later this month...  I don't usually watch a lot of  TV but I'm really loving all these new programmes!! 
Not long until Weekend now...
Thanks for all your lovely comments... I really do appreciate them! Smile
Love and Hugs

29 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hello Sue. Wow, these are gorgeous. Love the little boxes and the flowers are stunning.
Love Sandra xxx

Doreen said...

Oh wow Sue these are fabulous,I have some of this shrink plastic,I might have to have a go.xxx

Cheryl said...

oh I love shrink plastic must really get some more these are stunning hun just love those flowers,hugs Cherylxx

Lisa Jane said...

Oh you are the Shrink Plastic Pro now lol. I love those little flowers on the box .. have ideas running through my mind now lol.
The little key rings are so cute too..
I love them!
Lisa x

Pami said...

I WANT THOSE BOXES!!! I LOVE those flowers!! What a great idea, I really must try it. As Lisa says, you are now the shrink plastic queen!!!! Pami x

Nicole Hascoet said...

Wow great shrinking Sue! love your flowers, they are gorgeous and the bear is so cute. You've done a great job, nearly a pro :)
Hugs xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! I LOVE what you have done with the shrink plastic. Those flowers are gorgeous and I love Paddington.
You have really inspired me to have a go, just need to buy some Shrink Plastic first!!

Hugs Sue

Debs said...

Love these sweet boxes Sue - gorgeous papers and the flowers are stunning.
Hope you've had a lovely day.
Take carehun.
Debs xx

chrissy xx said...

Oh MY! You have been busy Sue..
Stunning that's what the boxes are! The flowers are soooooo pretty. LOve them.
LOve these two key rings too...JUst Perfect.
Chrissyxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

All these projects are gorgeous Sue. Especially those boxes. I gave up with my shrink plastic and gave it all away when we moved here last October. But I think I should have waited as my heat gun broke and my new one is so much better. It has more range of heat settings.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW these are all brilliant, what great ideas, love the Padington keyrings, Hes one of my favs too, in fact the other day i had a Marmalade sandwich for my lunch!! LOL

Hope you are on the mend from your bugs now, Love Hxx

Mary J said...

They are so so fab Sue! I've had a pack of that for years and never used it!

Betka said...

Aww this is gorgeous Sue! what a beautiful design! I love the pretty flowers and the beads! it's a stunning gift box!
Hugs, (:Betka:)

Ira Huberts said...

You clever girl! You shrunk those pieces of plastic wonderfully Sue, really love the outcome, your keyring is supercute and your flowers so elegant! Big hugs, Ira xox
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Susan Flynn said...

Those little flowers you have made are just adorable Sue, they would look great on a card too x

cotnob said...

I love your sweet little gift boxes Susan, your shrink plastic flowers and pearls embellish them perfectly. Your key rings are so sweet and thanks for the tips.
Enjoy your TV programmes.
Pauline
x

Claire said...

WOW Sue amazing flowers, love the colours and your Paddington Bear keyrings are brilliant too. Hugs, Claire x

coops said...

these are gorgeous sue.really stunning, i think i threw my shrink plastic away :S

xx coops xx

Vicky said...

Hi my sweetie these are awesome creations, I especially love those flowers on the favour boxes they look amazing!! I always forget about my shrink plastic......1 of those things where you think oooh I must buy it then it sits in a drawer lol, well it does in my craft room lol.

Hope you are ok shug.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

These are just gorgeous hun, love Paddington & your flowers are perfect!

Hugs Shell xx

Sonia said...

Gorgeous creation Sue^_^
Thanks for joining us at Heck of a Challenge this month and good luck.
DT Sonia
http://passionidicarta-sonia.blogspot.it/


xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Sue :)

What a brilliant little tutorial, and so inspirational too! I have never tried shrink plastic, but those flowers look absolutely amazing! :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

lady e said...

Great idea, lovely flowers, beautiful boxes! Thank you for joining us at Heck of a Challenge and Good Luck!
Lady E

DesignerDiva said...

Hello Hunny your little boxes are beautiful and your keyring is very clever - I'm having a break to get myself organised after the summer - trouble is with all the nice weather again I'm still having to work!!
Hugs Laurie xx

Sandra Mathis said...

Hi Sue,
Of this is sooo cool. I've always wanted to try this... maybe next year?!

Have a great Sunday!

Hugs,
Sandra

Alessandra said...

cool, I have never used shrink plastic before...would not know hot to colour it in LOL! Your projects are brilliant!
Hugs,Alessandra

Shannon White said...

Wowie! these are Fabulous Sue!! How Fun!! I remember trying shrinky dinks when I was about 10, lol Had lots of fun with them! Going to have to give them a try again sometime! Thanks for the inspiration Lady! What fun projects! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Katina said...

Wow, wow, wow!! Fabulous projects Sue! Those flowers are gorgeous!! I can feel a 'dig out the shrink plastic' mood coming on, lol!
xx

Joan Ervin said...

My kids used to use Shrinky Dinks years ago and now it's back in the stamping world....yeaaaa!!! I love your flowers and how cute is that adorable Paddington!!!