Mixed Media Monthly Challenge January 2015 "New To You"
Shrink Plastic is new to me! I only remember playing with "Shrinky Dinks" years ago with my children and since they had to go into the oven, Mom needed to supervise.
I cut out the shrink plastic into 3 sizes of hearts, then roughed them up with sandpaper. Next I dabbed on some paint to a heart stamp and stamped the middle of the heart. When that side was dry, I dabbed the same paint on the back of the heart. Next I punched a hole with a paper punch, some at the top and others at the sides.
Now came the fun! I used my heat gun and in less than a minute the heart began to shrink - quickly! Several times it collapsed into the middle, but I was able to pry back the sides and keep on shrinking until the heart lay flat.
I threaded the heart with some string and added other fibers for embellishment.
My Shrinking Hearts now has a place in the middle of the Fragile Hearts I made and are hanging in my foyer.
Fun stuff. I'll use the shrink plastic for other projects.