It’s Hard to Find a Womble

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.

These were my first creation using sharpies

The first of many Doc Martens,experimenting with colour

Getting there

So many possabilities but again not bright enough .(Pencil colours)

Woofin good (Gloss acrylics)


Much better (Gloss acrylics)


Remember you’re a womble (Gloss acrylics)