I was blown away when I discovered it was made from Shrinky Dinks! Are you kidding me? I hadn't thought about Shrinky Dinks even once in the past 2 decades.
Did you play with Shrinky Dinks as a kid? I sure did. I remember how awesome it was to peer through the oven window and watch as the plastic twisted and bubbled and shrank down to a tiny portion of the size it was.
It's still just as magical.
And now, you can invite your computer to the party!
I started researching about the new ink-jet printable product and discovered Cathe Holden of justsomethingimade.com. She actually designed the project for Country Living. She's nothing short of amazing. I want to make everything on her site.
|I followed her tutorial for making Shrinky Dink jewelry. It was great. Not only was it easy to follow, she's ever so generous to provide her own artwork for free download. Thanks, Cathe!|
So, rather than providing the play-by-play here, let me provide you with some tips and tricks that I picked up along the way.
You can take these into any photo editing software to overlay text. Check out some of the photos that I've included in my previous posts for more ideas.
Have fun and send me your photos! I'd love to see what you come up with.