As I mentioned in a post a few weeks back (on making a shrinkie card), I have become a bit obsessed with shrink plastic. Its one of the easiest ways to create unusual jewellery and it takes no time at all. Watching your creation shrink down in the oven is really satisfying. I decided to make a little holga camera brooch for my Little Button counterpart Laura as she’s a big fan of vintage cameras.
This craft only took me about 15 minutes… and with 2 little ones demanding attention it feels like 15 minutes is all I have right now. All hail the speed crafts.
To make you will need:
Shrink plastic in white
Varnish (I think Triple Thick is the best)
1) Preheat your oven to 160°C (325°F).
2) Draw and colour your image onto the shrink plastic using sharpies. My camera measured about 10cm x 7cm. Cut the image out ensuring there are no sharp edges.
3) Place the image on parchment paper on a baking tray and place in the oven. Watch as the plastic curls about – after a couple of minutes it will settle flat. At which point remove from the oven and immediately place underneath a heavy book and press down to ensure the flattest surface.
4) Varnish the plastic and glue on the brooch pin.
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