Prepare the shrink art plastic by scuffing
the surface with the sandpaper. This will allow the shrink plastic to
absorb more of the inks and other mediums. Use the sandpaper on both
sides. Wipe off the dust with a paper towel.
Choose your stamps and remember that they
shrink to about 45% of the original size. Ink your stamps with the black
Staz-on ink. Carefully stamp design onto the shrink plastic. Let dry,
blotting with a paper towel if necessary. Stamp at least 6-8 pieces.
Color in design with the colored pencils. For a more vibrant look, color
both sides of the design.
Carefully cut out the design from the shrink
plastic sheet, leaving a border of about 1/8” around the design. Leave a
larger space at the top of the design to punch the hole in it. Use the
1/8” hole punch to make a hole at the top of the design.
Shrink the plastic following the
manufacturer’s directions. You can pace the pieces in an oven or use the
Heat-it embossing gun tool. If using the Heat-it tool, use a skewer or
chopstick to help hold the piece down while shrinking. Optional: Brush
on a coat of clear acrylic varnish onto the colored shrink plastic
charms. Let dry.
After you shrink all of your pieces, it is
time to assemble your bracelet. Lay the bracelet down and place the
shrink plastic pieces along the links, evenly spaced. Slip jump rings
onto the hole of each shrink plastic charm and attach to the bracelet
Add beads in between the shrink plastic
charms. Place a small glass bead onto a head pin. Next place a Sazzy
heart bead and then another small glass bead. Use the jewelry pliers to
form a loop at the top of the bead stack and attach to the bracelet
links. Cut off excess wire from the head pin. Add as many bead dangles
onto your bracelet as you desire.