Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Tuesday Tip/Technique

Hello friends
Time for Tuesday Tip/Technique and today we are seeing what else we can die cut.
How about shrink plastic??
For those of you that haven't used shrink plastic I can guarantee it takes you back to being a kid, I used to shrink crisp packets in the oven...do any of you remember doing that?
I've stamped onto the shrink plastic using a script stamp and StazOn ink.
  I then used a heart and tag shape die - the shrink plastic cuts perfectly in your Grand Calibur™ 
 Use a heat gun (mind your fingers!) apply heat to the shape, it takes on a life of its own,
curls, twists and just at the point when you think..."oh this hasn't worked!" ....
 It flattens.  
You then have a tiny hard plastic shape which you can use as an embellishment on cards,
scrapbook pages, jewellery and more.
Tip: if you want a hole in your plastic shape, punch one before you shrink!

Thanks for stopping by today and thank you so much for your response
to the Charity Kit announced yesterday, delighted you like it.

Take care friends.


Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. I must get my shrink plastic out and have a go at this, the tiny shapes are so pretty. Take care.

Carole Z said...

HI Christine, I haven't used shrink plastic in a long time, but am sure there is some amongst my stash..looks so cute..don't remember doing anything with crisp packets though! Hugs Carole Z X

PharmacyMichele said...

Great top tip. It's been ages since I used Shrink Plastic, must give it another go soon.


Chris said...

Hi Christine, I remember the crisp packets but haven't used the shrink plastic before. It does look effective though.
Chris xx

pinksparkle said...

Morning Christine, I remember crisp packets, and the wobbly shrink plastic stage! A good idea, never thought of die cutting it. Will have a go if I can find my shrink plastic.
Thanks, Eileen

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
I also remember shrinking crisp packets,but they never looked anything like the heart you have done today, I will have to have a go.
Thank you for Tuesday tips.
Have a nice day. Take care. x.

val jones said...

Hi Christine. Like some others I haven't used shrink plastic for ages. Must have another go.
Loved the charity set yesterday by the way.
Love Val in Spain x

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
I have not done this for many a long year { completely forgotten about it } so thanks for the reminder ,We have the Grandchildren again today so will have a look to see if i have some so we can play, i am sure i must have some somewhere
Take Care
Elaine H X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Great idea, will have a go at this.

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, I think you have revived peoples interest in shrink plastic, I will be having a go. Love Jean Z xxx

marg said...

Hello Christine
My kids used to shrink crisp packets... I'm much too old!lol
Its something I am always going to try someday !
Take care
Love Marg

baconbits said...

Morning Christine
I used to shrink crisp packets also -showing my age...
Have not had shrink out for a while, but this has piqued my interest; off to hunt it out.
Amanda xx

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Christine
I have never used shrink plastic (only I remember the Create and Craft show with Barbara Grey and Dean Wilson and thought "there's no way I'm doing that")but having seen these lovely embellishments I think I will give it a try.
Thanks for another great tip.
Enjoy your day

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
Thanks got showing us this technique.its nice to re visit these techniques, I haven't used shrink plastic for years. Thanks for reminding us.

hazel young said...

Lovely tip. Yes i used to make badges out of the crisp packets once shrunk xx hazel

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, i did buy some shrink plastic but haven't had the confidence to use it. I really should as you have showed how great it can be, so thank you for that. I love all these tips you are doing on a tuesday. Emma x

Janice said...

Brilliant tip Christine - will have to get the shrink plastic out and have a go again. Janice xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, A fabulous tip, I love the shrink plastic, and am always amazed when I use it, it is brilliant, I am always aware that when stamping something and colouring it, that the colours always intensify when shrunk, so tend to do paler colours when colouring. The experience when the item curls and twists and has a mind of it's own, and then unfurls and turns into this mini masterpiece, fabulous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

LoraineC said...

Forgot all about shrink plastic thanks for the reminder. Also I have got hold the Snupps app, just need a little time to get myself organised!!

Lacelady said...

Christine, I have some of the shrink plastic somewhere! But putting my hand on it might be difficult AND I've never used it.

Janice said...

I've quite forgotten about my shrink plastic Christine (like a lot of crafty stash I have!😃) so must get it out and give it a go!
Thank you for the reminder 👍
Janice x

Maggie said...

Hello Christine. Again you have reminded me of something that always makes me smile. I love shrink plastic and watching it wriggle about. Must have a play. xxMargaretxx

Elaine said...

Another fab tip xx

AnneRD said...

Hi Christine, another fun project to try. The mini labels are so cute, will have to try this with my bauble dies. Anne x

Craftychris said...

Cool! I must get my shrink plastic out and play! xxx

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