Shrink Film Pendant

  • Difficulty Rating: Intermediate
Shrink Film Pendant

I have become addicted to using Ink Jet Shrink Film for various projects (it really is just plain FUN to watch it shrink!) and one day when thinking about how you can mold the shape right out of the oven while still pliable, I decided to see if I could add texture using Texture Plates.

Now I've started a whole new addiction! With so many different textures to choose from, the sky is the limit. Here is a simple project to begin…

1. Trace and cut out a rectangle from Grafix White Ink Jet Shrink Film using Shapecutting Starter Kit (or for similar shape use your trimmer to cut a 2-1/4" x 3-3/4" rectangle and round each corner using ¼ Round Corner Punch.

2. Punch hole at top center using ¼" Circle Hand Punch (punch close to top so you will have enough room for jump ring to attach later).

3. Bake according to package directions (here I have used a piece of chipboard under and vellum over). Make sure the more slippery side is facing up.

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4. Immediately when removing from oven, transfer chipboard with shrunk piece onto heat safe surface and press texture plate onto shape quickly, firmly, and evenly using the side of your fist. Allow to cool.


5. Paint with brown acrylic paint and allow to dry.


6. Tap embossed design onto darker brown ink pad so only the ridges are inked. Allow to dry.


7. Stamp butterfly onto Shrink Film with pink ink; cut out and bake.


8. After removing from oven, shape wings up while still pliable and allow to cool.


9. Seal both pieces with protective varnish and allow to dry fully.


10. Glue butterfly to pendant using E6000. 


11. Twist jump ring open using wire pliers and connect pendant to necklace.

Note: This technique can sometimes leave a little white staining on your texture plate that doesn't affect performance.

Supply List

Grafix Injet Jet Shrink Film (white)

Oven/baking sheet

Chipboard

Vellum

Stamping ink (pink and brown)

Brown acrylic paint

E6000 adhesive

Jump ring

Necklace