Saturday, June 12, 2010
I have had the flu all week, and the kids are starting to go stir crazy as we haven't done anything. Trace took The Wahs for a sleepover and Neeky made crocodile tears and then became my shadow - which is hard to do when I hardly move from the couch. Anyway long story short I decided to do a quick project with Neeky and a challenge at the same time.
Over at Mad for markers the Challenge is to colour on something other than paper. So I got out the poly shrink, now polyshrink and copics are a bit of a problem as you normally use stazon to stamp the image (we all know stazon and copics equals big mess) anything else tends to bleed. So I studied a few places on the net (sorry guys, can't remember where I went), and decided to stamp the image on white paper and place polyshrink over the top and colour. When we finished colouring I stamped very carefully over the image with memento ink (its all I use) then we shrunk with our heat gun.
This is my image - a Sarah Kay cutie, colured with copics (very quickly), photo shows the size difference from before and after I shrunk it.
Neeky chose a giraffe from Hero Arts I think (leave me alone, its the flu, it messes with whatever memory I have left) and my favouorite that she did is the Rachel Anne Millar stamp that we did in a patterned circle (we put the polyshrink through the cuttlebug). The giraffe now stands about 1cm high and the RAM is about 2.5cm across.
NB you really don't want to make them too fidgity...my poor girls arm just fell off!!!