Flower Power Shrink Plastic Rose Earringscomments (2) September 20th, 2008 in gallery
Inspired by the shrink plastic rings, here is a tutorial on how to make shrink plastic earrings.
You can view more photos of each step on my blog article.
Step 1: Stamp the image of your choice using Staz-On ink pad. I used a rose stamp with black ink.
Step 2: This is optional, but I find it easier to get the position of the hole (to put a c-ring through later) if I use a eyelet puncher to mark the position first. You just need to twist the puncher a couple of time on the plastic to make a mark. If you don't have a puncher, just use a permanent marker to mark the position.
Step 3: Take the back off your (normal, office) hole punch, and hold it up side down. Using the mark made above as a guide, position the plastic and punch a hole.
Step 4: Cut around the image and the punched hole, leaving a 2mm border all the way round.
Step 5: Using a sharpie in black, fill in any gaps on your image. Flip the plastic over (so that the side with the black rose image is facing down) and colour in the image with red.
Step 6: While holding down the image with tweezers, heat the plastic with a crafting heat gun. Once the image has finished shrinking, lightly press it with something flat, like a stamp pad lid.
The image will shrink to "7 times its original size" (that's what it says on the packet, not what I said), as shown below.
Step 7: Using the hole made earlier, attach it to earring parts.
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