Lately I've been having A LOT of fun playing with shrinky dinks (or shrink plastic) and decided to create a colorful and unique statement necklace completely from my own drawings on shrink plastic!
There is variety of shrink plastics out there- clear, frosted, black, white and a variety of colors. I used sheets of white and frosted shrink plastic.
I used a black permanent maker and covered the surface with lots of doodles and drawings of my favorite theme right now- FLOWERS!
I drew more flowers in variety of sizes, keeping in mind they will shrink about to about half the size that they start out.
I added color to the flowers by painting with acrylic paint on the back side of the plastic.
and punched holes in everything.
I baked the plastic in the oven- preheated to 350 degrees.
It takes about 30 seconds depending on the size and it is just like magic!
The plastic shrinks, rolls up in a ball and then flattens out.
Once removed from the heat they harden to plastic.
added them to a chain,
and added more until I had lots of flowers in different sizes layered and stacked along the chain.
The result is a totally unique, colorful and creative necklace that is sure to make a statement!!!