Just finished watching the Ireland-Scotland Rugby.
Now it’s time for France-England.
Got all the Grays here; I love it when the whole clan is together.
Even if we do lose!
So tartan away now, and out with the roses.
At least we get another reason to cheer!
Thanks for popping in. I wrote this one up yesterday,
because I knew the rugby was on today!
Thought we could take a look at an old fave :
We have started selling a super sample pack which includes
white, clear, black and translucent.
Top quality from the States.
Let’s use one of our lovely new Stencils illustrated by Mel. The Woodland Animals will be perfect for this.
Attach the stencil to the shrink with a strip of low-tack masking tape. Using a blending tool, dab dab dab black Archival ink through the apertures of the stencil.
Pounding is good. Inkpad to stencil, Inkpad to stencil, Inkpad to stencil etc building up the black.
Remove the stencil to reveal the image in shrink.
This is clear shrink.
Cut out around the image.
Punch a little hole at the top.
Then, if you like to live on the edge, start to heat on a craft mat using a heat gun. At some point it will look like this!
Keep going, keep going.
If the plastic has melted together, pull it apart.
And yes. it is hot.
It may look like it is going totally wrong, and it may well end up like a pork scratching, as my old mate Dean Wilson affectionately called it. BUT. If you keep going, keep heating it, it usually uncurls. Then flatten it with a large flat object, like a stamp mount.
I found the perfect spot for the hare’s head too!
Another little bonus is the new Pergamano brads, the tiny 2mm ones. They fit through the shrunk hole like a treat.
So there we are.
Shrink plastic Woodland animals, using an A5 stencil.
And if you prefer, you can always place the pre-shrunk cut out piece on a teflon tray and pop in the pre-heated oven for a couple of minutes. Medium heat does the job.
Works much better, but not half as much fun!!!
England! Your 80 minutes coming up next !!!
Love & Hugs,