Hello again! I had such wonderful and helpful feedback from my last post about using Shrink Film, that I just had to revisit it. If you missed that post, you can read it HERE. While I did have fun with it, I knew that the colours weren’t quite right, and that I needed to try again. So I’m back today with an update on my Shrink Film projects!
First, I changed up the ink I used to stamp the images. The first time, I had used Nocturne ink, and it didn’t dry. The resulting smudges were less than pretty! Helpful comments confirmed what I thought – I should use StazOn ink! StazOn is formulated for non-porous surfaces, so it worked great! Next time I’ll go one step further, and use my MISTI for stamping. StazOn can be quite ‘sticky’, so some areas stamped quite light.
The next suggestion, which was repeated by a lot of people, was to colour with coloured pencils, instead of markers. Well, you’re a brilliant bunch, because I loved how they turned out! I used my Faber Castelle pencils, and am thrilled with the colours.
SEE THE DIFFERENCE!
In the photo below, you can see the big difference in how the colours turned out. The top 4 pieces are stamped in StazOn ink, and coloured with the pencils. Below are the ones I did a few days ago, stamped in Nocturne and coloured with Copic markers.
Quite a difference, isn’t there? Now, there may be people who have mastered using markers on the shrink film, but I wasn’t one! I do admit that the smudging of the black Nocturne ink really didn’t help give these the best chance at turning out well. Perhaps for a 3rd try, I’ll use StazOn ink with the Copic markers!
Here’s another look at the images stamped in StazOn, coloured with Polychromos pencils, and then die cut. I used the same Brutus Monroe Shrink Film that I had used the first time.
These are a lot of fun to make! I think I’ll be using them as embellishments on cards. I may try making some as keychains or zipper pulls. I’ll let you know! In the meantime, give it a try.
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