Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Re-Born Shrinky Dinks Fan!

I am participating in a charm swap held by Ink Stains. I have never made charms before so this was a challenge for me.

I after researching how to do this, I decided to go with Shrinky Dinks because I loved them as a kid. I looked in my stash of clipart and found a winged heart image (if anyone knows where to find it, please let me know so I can give proper credit! I downloaded it a while ago and I did not include any information).

I printed the image on Frosted Shrinky Dink paper, cut it out, used a standard size hole punch and then watched it shrink in the oven. I then made a little wire and bead accent to go with it and added some silver Stickles (dimensional glitter glue).

The back of the charm, I had to add Glossy Accents as sealer because the ink kept rubbing off on my fingers.

This was a fun, new challenge for me and it did not take long at all!
My daughter also created charms with me. She hand drew her winged heart on white Shrinky Dink paper, colored with marker an cut. I loved how they turned out!

I did purchase a book by Roni Johnson called Teach Yourself Visually, Collage & Altered Art because she has an entire chapter about charms. This books is AWESOME! I am carrying it in my purse and it has come in handy at work so many times! I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more techniques using other products!

Thanks for reading my post!


  1. Erika, I am so happy that I received one of your charms in the charm swap! Love it!

    Thanks so much, Jen Phillips

  2. I just wanted to say thank you for the lovely charm I received in the swap. x