Recently I saw a lovely clay pendant piece on an Art Charm group I'm a member of on FB and I thought - gosh I bet I can make that from black shrink plastic so I decided to give it a try. I pulled out my shrink film here's what I came up with! The one on the left is what I made and the one on the right was the inspiration.
The shape isn't quite right but it's pretty close for a first try. I didn't have any stamps that matched the design but I had some stencils that got pretty close. Here's what I did....
I started off by cutting out a shape I thought would work. I needed a more pointy end on the right but wasn't sure what the shrinking would do to it. If I made another I would extend that point a bit and make it not so fat.
Next, a bit of Cotton White Opaque StazOn ink pounced through a few different stencils. I love the swirl design and added some grungy lines just because I liked them.
Next - heat tool and skewer. I heated up and shrank the film until it was almost down to the finished size. I then quickly rolled the hot film around the skewer like the original pendant looks. Be VERY careful - it's HOT!!
Once I had it wrapped around the skewer I let it cool. I then re-heated just the bottom dangle portion and shaped it as desired. I like how it turned out and think I might make a few for gifts this year!