Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Shrink plastic baubles

This card is for the Hero Arts October challenge (holiday card theme). I was playing around with shrink plastic the other day and got the idea of making baubles out of shrink plastic.

To make these, I first cut the baubles out of the plastic and then stamped the images with Stazon ink. The three baubles were coloured in different ways. The snow on the round one and on the village one was coloured with a white pencil before shrinking. The sky on the round one was coated with two shades Stickles, after shrinking. The houses were coloured with alcohol ink before shrinking and after shrinking I added snow to the roofs with a gel pen. The tree bauble was coated with Glossy Accents and sprinkled with glitter after shrinking. I used my heat gun to shrink the baubles and they didn't shrink completely evenly, but I thought that added to the old-fashioned feeling.

The snowman was dry embossed on watercolour paper and then the whole paper was covered in Rock Candy Distress crackle paint. It gave a snowy glittery effect that was hard to capture on the photo. The background was sponged with Distress Ink Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass. The sentiments were stamped with alphabet stamps on the plastic before shrinking and translates ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘Christmas peace’. Here are some close ups of the baubles:

Thanks for visiting!!

Supplies: Hero Arts stamps: Winter Scene K5524, Classic Evergreen K5515, Snowing Village CG396, Basic Lowercase Letters LL188; Ranger and Panduro shrink plastic; Tim Holtz Sizzix embossing folder; Distress crackle paint Rock Candy; Distress Ink Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass; Stazon Jet Black; Stonewashed alcohol ink; Waterfall, Jeans and Diamond Stickles; silver glitter; white pencil; white gel pen; silver DMC floss; Kaisercraft rhinestones.


  1. Hi, Anna-Karin! These are gorgeous! What a creative idea to make baubles from shrink plastic! Love it! :-)

  2. Pragtig ! Van my mag jy wen!
    Dit is rêrig inspirerend!

  3. Vilka underbara julkort!!A-S


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