Thanks for popping in today!
Is it as warm where you are as it is here?
Best stay in the shade with a cold drink.
But I had a hankering to do something different today.
After all the excitement yesterday,
all your lovely comments and
the huge Hochanda coverage,
I really needed to get grounded,
Come back down to earth.
So I retreated into my art room and dug out
– wait for it – some Shrink Plastic !
Nothing like a bit of shrinkage for right-sizing the head!
We sell a sample pack, so you can try different colours of shrink.
Saturday’s blog a new technique?
New to who? To me? To you?
Remember these lovely ladies?
I drew them ages ago;
Sand the white shrink plastic sheet,
so that the pencils have something to grip to.
Then stamp the images in Black Archival.
Colour in with Spectrum Noir pencils,
not too precisely and not too dark.
When the shrink plastic shrinks, the colours get really dark!
Cut out. Not too close to the edge.
You will be surprised how small she gets.
Place the cut out piece on a craft mat,
hold her in place with tweezers or a pokie tool,
and then heat with a heat gun.
When it all starts to curl, don’t panic.
Just KEEP GOING!
Can you believe how small she got?!
Add a little more detail colour if you like with the pencils;
it doesn’t smudge.
I was going to do a couple of girls, and a moon,
but my neck was giving me so much stick,
and the heat was getting to me.
So I decided to stick with Annabel and leave Rosie for another day.
She needs a backdrop.
So out with my Gelli Plate stash!
Can you see the sun and the fence?
Or is the heat affecting my lucidity??
Nope. This is the one.
Let’s add a word.
Too big for Baby Bel.
Let’s see what happens if we shrink one of the word chain words…
Cut it out with a ruler and blade, like a little banner.
Check out the difference!
The shrunkled version is really crisp.
Blacken the edges with a Sharpie pen.
Double-sided adhesive tape is the best thing for attaching.
There she is.
Just the right size.
Shrink Plastic really is Magical !
She is so small !
Check this out!
I love it!
So now she is sitting on the ledge by the window,
overlooking the garden.
Grace is on the phone.
Got to go.
Love and hugs,