Oh, that magazine gets me. This issue was the culprit. Issue twenty-one.
Kayleigh O'Mara shared a cute hand drawn typewriter that she'd made into a brooch using shrink plastic. I love old typewriters and have an old Corona in my craft space. It reminds me to make sure I'm writing a good story (that life story, you know) every day. Anyway, shrink plastic? What?! I was intrigued and decided to try it myself so I ordered Shrink Film from Grafix. They say on their site "The creative uses are endless." and I think they might be right.
I decided to start with a simple image. One of the simplest I can think of is Hello Kitty so I traced her onto the sheet, colored her in, cut her out, and shrank her down. I was pretty skeptical but it was a piece of cake! Even her whiskers turned out. The most problem I had was with my messy color.
I copied and enlarged the image from the magazine and made enough to fit several onto one page.
Sharpie. I love Sharpies. The plastic is interesting because it sounds like thin metal and cuts a little bit like tin, but you can see through it well enough to trace onto. Then I used Sharpies again to color them in. Fun!
Tinted Mason Jars, I totally need to do these over and I plan to but can't right now.
So, great, but what in the world would you do with shrunken shrinky plastic pieces? Mollie Makes turned them into brooches. That's one option. I gave Hello Kitty away to one of my favorite six-year-old Hello Kitty fans, and I turned the three remaining typewriters into bookmarks. Why not? I just glued a strip of grosgrain ribbon to each of them and called it good. Super fun!