Friday, 19 July 2013

Shrink Plastic Charms

I've dabbled with SP before, without much success. But after reading this weeks comments on Paperartsy following Carol Quance's project it looks like I'm not alone.
Anyway here's my attempt at making charms, I didn't have enough to make into a bracelet so added a few other bits & bobs and went with a bag charm. Not perfect but I've learnt alot in the process.  I did have a problem with the paint flaking when I shrank the SP so if anyone has some tips for next time.  (promise I wont use green or blue next week lol)



  1. This looks really pretty, Sarah. I find I use blue and green lots, especially at the moment because it makes me feel cool in this heat. I love your colour choices! Julie Ann x

  2. green and blue are colours I end up going to a lot of the time. try watering the paint down a little next time Sarah. this looks fab!

  3. Your charm looks beautiful! As to the paint flaking, as Carol said I used mine quite watered down and it didn't flake. Also I made sure I sanded the plastic in all directions as uniformely as I could and maybe it helped.

  4. Very pretty! I love all the different charms & beads Sarah.
    Alison xx

  5. This is fab, one of the nicest I've seen. I think a bag charm is a good idea. I love the shapes you have chosen! I have used SP for a long time - don't know if this will help but I changed over to the hairdryer style of heatgun and this helped a lot. I use the Shrinkles brand of SP for children. If you are doing a lot of pieces, like with the charms, you could try the oven as it saves time,

    Lucy x

  6. I haven't use SP -- this charms would make great embellishment for homemade art journals!