supplies: melting pot, craft sheet, clear utee, kool tools, clear shrink plastic, heat tool, adirondack alcohol inks (lettuce/meadow/ginger/red pepper), ink applicator tool, glossy accents, paint dabber (snow cap), distress inks (winter seasonal/broken china/faded jeans/chipped sapphire/fired brick/walnut stain/peeled paint), ink blending tool, archival ink (jet black), gloss cardstock; scissors; CMS118; die (holly branch/tag & bookplate); foam tape
so this technique takes shrink plastic to a whole new level. with a few basic supplies and a little practice, you'll be creating unique, one-of-a-kind, accents. i thought the best way to explain all you need to know is with an in-depth video. the many possibilities for this technique are sure to get your creative mind going...
variations: if you're like me, once you have a pot full of melted utee, you'll simply have to shrink as many things as possible. here i used my seasonal bigz dies (gingerbread, winter wonder, reindeer, noel, pine tree) to create these mini gift tags using my journaling tickets and the CMS114 mini holidays #3 stamp set. these are going to make the perfect accents for my gifts or could even be used as ornaments!
well i really hope you try this one out. it's such a blast to do and of course the results are stunning! remember you can also use this technique to layer over stamped images or just create random mosaic shapes of your own. i'm so happy i finally had the chance to use my favorite christmas stamp set, definitely one of the happiest santa's i've seen. now its your turn to get melting - have fun...t!m