Ta Dah! I am satisfied I got my moneys worth with the Goodwill stash I got earlier this month.
The little ceramic octopus needed a new home and I loved the “spike-y” jewelry findings…they looked like arms and legs to me. I wanted a product called inkjet shrink film which the postal carrier delivered today.
EEK! It is so fun to play with! I sort of went crazy and used up all the film sheets in one day! (I will have a good tutorial on inkjet shrink film soon…. but it is easy peasy to work with.)
Print out your photo and let the ink dry. I got a free clip art image of the girl and doctored it with my photo software. I found a quilling tutorial and cropped a section of the project to simulate waves for my octopus.
Cut out and punch a hole where you need to have one. I used a regular punch because the hole REALLY SHRINKS. Each piece shrinks at least 50%.
I used E6000 to attach the octopus to the faux quilled sea. Jump rings were all I needed to give her arms and legs. So the last of my leftovers from the Goodwill container are two lapel pins.
I am a setting aside the mother of pearl bracelet and owl pin, onesie earrings and bead leftovers but I am very satisfied with the wonderful inspiration one container of Goodwill jewelry gave me! And now I am working on shrink film ideas….that are so whimsical and fun.
I am crazy about Shrink Film….LOL