Thursday, July 2, 2009

Shrink Happens


I have been playing with shrink plastic or Shrinky Dink. Using stamps for the images. The above plastic pieces I applied alcohol ink after they were shrunk. Don't use the blending solution or it will smear the ink. The branch,clock and small bird are on white plastic.The bird image was stamped on the collage as well as on plastic. It really does shrink down. So when you pick a stamp make sure it is of good size.
Art doll 1. Her face I left uncolored. Hands and frame I used alcohol ink. Pieces glued or wired to rusted tin.
Art doll 2. She is stamped on frosted plastic. Her face was stamped after the plastic was shrunk. The only color add is to her lips.
Art doll 3. All the pieces are stamped on white plastic. Colored with chalk or markers

9 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Becky they are fabulous.
Alison

Tina said...

That canvas is to die for!! I loved shrinky dinks when I was a kid..made all kinds of useless crap out of them..and now they are back..lol.I have played with them again too..The art dolls are super cool too!! You are just flying ahead of the pack there girl with all your nifty ideas!!

Judy said...

Great job! Do I actually see a metal photo corner in the second picture?? If so, where did you get it? There are several of us doing KC's camp that would love to know if you have source for metal photo corners.

julie Haymaker thompson said...

WHEEEE Loving the art dolls!!!

tangled stitch said...

Wow so cool! Really think your work is great.

cindy said...

OK, loving the shrinks...would you please come down here and teach me how to do that? LOL. Seriously! :D

-c
yapping cat

eclectic archivist said...

Looks like you been having fun. They all turned out wonderful.

Monica said...

Loving your Shrinky dink fun :)
How is your daughter doing on her wonderful new voyage?

House of Hullabaloo said...

Wow! I love it all!!!!!