Candy Corn Pin

SUPPLIES:

Clear Shrink Art Plastic #30003143
Sand paper #30033492
Terrifically Tacky Tape, 1/2" width #30009377
Art Accents Treasure Beadz-Crystal Pearl #30009357
Blazing Orange #30009358
Golden Yellow #30009355
Art Accents Micro Beadz- Silver #30009343 & Gold #30009342
22 gauge Black Artistic Wire #30020887
2 qty. 7mm round moving eyes
3/4" pinback-silver or gold #77126979 or #77403329
Colored pencils-white, orange and yellow
Sharpie permanent marker #77531954
E6000 glue
Wire Cutters
Round nose pliers
Optional: Embossing heat gun tool

 

DIRECTIONS:

Prepare the shrink art plastic by scuffing one side only with the sandpaper. Wipe off the dust with a paper towel.

Trace the candy corn pattern on the scuffed side with the Sharpie, or any black marker, making sure your marked line is at least 1/8" thick. With the colored pencils, color on the scuffed side of the shrink plastic inside of the thick line you just traced, dividing the candy corn into 3 even
sections (see diagram).

Carefully cut out the design from the shrink plastic around the black border of the candy corn
pattern.

Shrink the plastic following the manufacturer's directions. You can place the piece in an oven or use the embossing heat gun tool. If using the heat gun tool, use a skewer or chopstick to help hold the piece down while shrinking.

After you shrink your piece, you can decorate your pin. Cover the shiny side of the shrunken
plastic with the beads one colored section at a time...

White section (top):
Apply the Tacky Tape over the white section. Cut off the excess tape. Peel off the adhesive
backing (red). Cover the tacky section with the Crystal Pearl Treasure Beadz. Press the beads into the adhesive. Cover the same area with the Silver Micro Beadz to fill in the spaces in between the Treasure Beadz.

Orange section (middle):
Apply the Tacky Tape over the orange section. Cut off the excess tape. Peel off the adhesive backing. Place the eyes on the tacky section. Cover the rest of the secion with the Blazing Orange Treasure Beadz. Press the beads into the adhesive.

Yellow section (bottom):
Apply the Tacky Tape over the yellow section. Cut off the excess tape. Peel off the adhesive
backing . Cut a 1.5" piece of the black wire with the wire cutters. Take the round nose pliers and curl each end of the wire into the small sprals and shape the wire into a smiling mouth. Place the mouth on the tacky section. Cover the rest of the section with the Golden Yellow Treasure Beadz. Press the beads into the adhesive. Cover the orange and yellow sections with the Gold Micro Beadz to fill in the spaces in between the Treasure Beadz.

Optional: Take the heat gun tool and briefly heat the beads on the plastic. This will create a stronger bond for the tacky tape and beads.

Glue the pinback with E6000 on the dull, unfinished side.

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