Saturday, June 12, 2010

Going Mad!!!

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 poor girls arm just fell off!!!


  1. Awesome Shrinky's! You can stamp them with Staz on and then color on them from the other side, that way your markers can't get wrecked! But I love how you have done them, very clever! Thanks so much for joining us over at Mad For Markers!

  2. These all look AWESOME!! :D sorry to hear you've been sick and hope you feel much better now!!
    Thanks for joining us at Mad for Markers!

  3. I have just left a note on Trace's blog that I hope she doesn't get you and Viv's I think she has been missing you both!
    Great projects they turned out awesome.

  4. these looks fantastic. Thanks for joining us in the M4M challenge. hugs Jackie

  5. Wow these are so cute. Thanks for joining us at Mad 4 Markers, and hope you feel better soon.

  6. Wonderful creations, well worth all the fiddling, hope you are feeling much better soon. Thank you for joining us in our Mad for Markers challenge, take careX:)