This is what I made:
I have a travel art bag (shown in detail in this blog post) so this would be ideal to add to the zip pull.
This art equipment keyring wasn't what I planned when I first got out the shrink plastic. That was to colour my none-art equipment themed shrink plasticables (made up word) with alcohol inks.
The first theme I had was made up monster-y characters that I had drawn in my sketchbook many moons ago.
On the left are the pictures that were traced on to the clear shrink plastic with a fine black Sharpie.
I poured various colours of alcohol ink onto a craft mat and smooched the cut out plastic monsters in it. Mixing colours I thought would add interest... but when they came out from the oven...
...I didn't like the result and was going off the idea of monsters anyway. Where would I put them..?
So, I found myself a children's vintage craft book, called '365 Games to Make & Play' (from 1979!) and spotted these stationery images on the opening pages:
...which were perfect for tracing and shrinking. A tip I remembered reading on Pinterest was to sand the back of the shrink plastic before colouring, and for this I used an emery board. I also punched out a hole in each piece, before cooking, with my Crop-a-dile.
The stationery/arty items were coloured with Sharpies and the very bright monster-y characters shown here on the right with Neon Pro-makers:
See you next time, thanks for stopping by,