Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Foil Tape and Shrink Plastic

OK, so I'm having sooo much fun with Ranger's shrink plastic, I can't stand it! I sound like a kid, I know. But back in the 70's we had shrinky dinks, and I can remember how fun it was to watch them transform in the oven. Well, back then we didn't have a heat tool either, and I just love holding that tool and watching these pieces of plastic shrivel up to tiny little charms! I punched holes in 2 of them to hang from something when I go to use them. So cute! And colored pencils and markers work great for coloring them in before shrinking. I think everyone will have one of these little charms on their gift tag this year! And I also have been playing with Ranger's metal foil tape sheets. The snowflake ornament I cut the tape out with a Spellbinders die twice, then stuck the two together. I saw this done in Paper Creations magazine, and wanted to try it. I already had the bottle caps, so I decorated the inside and used glue dots to adhere it to the foil. The santa ornament is made with craft foil. It is a little heavier than the tape sheets. I cut it out with the tattered floral die, then embossed it. And put it together the same way. They make for a nice new ornament for the tree, but they are fragile, as the foil bends easy. Will have to put them away in a box. Thanks for stopping by today!


Terry said...

Oh you are just too cool! Love your shrinky items and the foil bottle cap flowers! So unique!

Meggymay said...

Love your shrinkies, the ornaments are gorgeous.
Yvonne x