During the last couple of months I have discovered the magical world of “shrinky dinks”, which are basically plastic sheets which can be drawn on and then shrink in size once put in your cooker. A friend introduced me to them when I showed her some earings I loved and she said “You know they are just shrinki dinks don’t you ?”, and that was where my creative journey started.
I have always loved quirky jewellry, and as a teenager I remember buying some balsa wood with the intention of using it, but never got very far just lots of jokes, which I still get now. Shrinky dinks are so much easier, all you need is imagination, sharpie pens/coloured pencils/acrylic gloss paints and cooker lining paper to put on a baking tray. When I started I used sharpies and coloured pencils, but struggled to achieve a bright finish, and some colours ran into each other. Recently I have started experimenting with acrylic gloss paints as they appear to be brighter.
The main problem I had was finding a good picture of a womble to copy : ) welcome to an exciting world of plastic
Here are some of my designs so far.