Wednesday, February 9, 2011

ICTMTM Syndrome strikes again!

Yes, it happens here a lot-- "I-can-totally-make-that-myself " Syndrome  has returned.  Do you recall my little "A for apple" pin?  In today's post, I'm going to show you how I created the little apples.





First, I used a few different punches to cut out the shrinky-dink (technical name) material.  Here's a tip for you--a punch that has less detail,  punches way easier.  For example...the flower punch with the narrow petals (below) got stuck both times I used it for this project.  It's the reason I used the negative part--I didn't want to waste it!  The flower punch with wider petals gave me no trouble.



 I used Sharpie and Slick Writer markers to color in my shapes.  While I colored, this bad boy was heating up...



Make no mistake, this is Mommo's toy!  And why not--it does the job (and the kiddos still like watching stuff shrink).

Before...



During...



 Ooh....sci-fi!

After...



 Teeny tiny!  I love how the colors get deeper and the shapes get sharper.  It's also great to have original embellishments to use on various projects.  Thanks for reading!



Katie's Nesting Spot

2 comments:

  1. Uh-oh- Now I've found your blog, and will end up with 600 more crafts on my list to do whilst I ignore friends and family and hibernate from the cold...

    I'm blaming you! haha, I'm kidding of course. Love your ideas as I'm scrolling through here!
    Cheers (from a fellow crafter)
    Meri
    merigoesround.blogspot.com

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