Thursday, April 11, 2013

Looking to make a craft to make with your kids?

Hello ladies, how are you?
We have had a rainy week and its just all day dark. Yesterday i had to turn on the lights at 2 pm and we got a flood warning with all that rain coming down.

Well.. i have nothing "exciting" to show you today :-) but maybe it inspires you to get your old, for ages tucked away shrink foil out of your cabinet. Well at least that's where i found mine. Shrink foil is such a fun project and my kids have a blast cutting monsters and all sorts of shapes out and color them in. Of course the fun part is to watch them through the oven glass shrink and curl to tiny things :-). I cut Tilda with Tulip with my biggest oval Nestabilitie shape out and look how small it turned out to be.

The other thing you might remember what happens with Shrink foil is that usually after they shrunk, the colors are really pale and light, so i tried to press down my pencils (Pablo's) really heavily and get a good grip of ink on the rough surface of the shrink foil.

 I am happy with the intensity of the coloring however i need to remember to start out with the lightest color first and than go over that area with a darker color (for instance a flower start with yellow and than color patels with pink in) because the "right" side will be the one you are not coloring on and the wrong side is the one you color on. You will need to seal that side with a sealer - you could use just probably clear nail polish for your kids shapes but for mine i used Rangers Glossy Accents.

tools: Crop a dile, charms, pen, liquid pearls, dies: Nestabilities and Go Create - a tag die i got from my friend Nicole. Thanks girl.


Exclusively by Mel said...

I love them, how cool! the colours look so vibrant. Very pretty!
Love, Mel. xxx

Sandra H said...

All so pretty Claudia x

Marian said...

Vind het heel leuk en bedankt voor de tip. Ga het ook eens proberen

Ella's Design said...

You've just reminded me that I came across some Shrinkles whilst looking for something in my crafty stash - will have to hunt it out and have a go! Love your little keyrings, such a nice gift. Thanks for the inspiration! Lisa x

Danielle Champagne said...

This is soooo pretty! Imust try that. Thank you for the inspiration, I love it! and.... if you do not like rain, I could send snow??? we are about to have a storm tomorrow... Would you like some??? I am kind of generous with snow!!!!!!!! LOL

Audrey Frelx said...

Claudia, these are beautiful and I can't imagine any kid (including!) who wouldn't love these!!! I know I do!

I haven't played with shrink plastic in a long time; think it's time to pull some out... lol!

Riet said...

This is soo beautiful.

Hugs Riet.xx

Dianne said...

Had a moment to visit, what a fabulous thing to make with the kids, kool little gifts, I love how you colored the hair in your last post black with grey streaks no one else does that, hope you have a wonderful weekend..

Anonymous said...

These are just brilliant Claudia!
Helen x

Juls said...

These are just brill!!! Hugs Juls xxx