Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Day 5- #90daysofblogging

Guess what I did?  I made some charms a few weeks ago.  Something I never do.. because well.. I don't know how to make jewelry or dangles.. ::chuckles::  I was trying to do a crash course that week. You see I have been really thinking about all the projects I *intend* to create and don't.  I buy all this crap and Don't even make one! I have lots of small bottles of metal charms and beads I have collected over the last few years with intent of making dangles. Dangles to add on my book spines and tags and faux mekodori.  I used shrink wrap.  Not to pleased with the colors and instead of the oven as I have in the past, I used my #heatgun.  So I trashed the charms, no not literally.. just the idea of using them as a design team post.  Looking for suggestions to get better colors.. lighter colors..   I think my next try will be alcohol inks or paints..

The pictures aren't any any order.  What I did was I took my Sin  City Stamps  and stamps some images on the shrink wrap.  then colored them with sharpies and color pencils (which didn't go  well for me).  Then I cut them then in random pieces and places a hole in each with a punch.  Used a chop stick in the whole to hold them down, so I could hit them with the #heatgun.  I learned from YT videos and pinterest that if it wasn't flat by the time it was done shrinking.. try to hit it with a domino.  In many cases.  I got them pretty durn flat.  No WOW factor.. but ok..  Will try again.

That's it for me today!

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  1. Well I have never used shrink wrap. I have some I saw it used once and ordered it and now I can't even remember what it was I was going to make.. Lol oh dear I had forgotten all about the stuff till you said this.. I will have to think about what it was now..

  2. Personally, I have never used that shrinky stuff but if you have charms and such, just use those and go the easy route. LOL

  3. OMG...I left this super long comment and it vanished since I wasn't signed in!!! grrrr.....I'll PM you

  4. Love your blog and the bangles.

  5. I love the idea of dangles!! I don't have the patience to color too many things in. If I need a coloring fix, I just call my grandkids over and we color like crazy!! Then I'm good again for awhile....lol.