You know how they say 'Necessity is the mother of all invention'? Well, I have my own version of the same idea. See I have been hunting for my Shrink Plastic for two weeks to try out another new 'experiment' to share with you today. But then it dawned on me that I could try something else out to do the same thing!
Today I'm going to show you how to make Wine Charms - you know those handy little things that make it easier to find your misplaced glass - just in time to make up a set for the holidays! It's quick and easy and they look great!
Here's what you need:
- Shelly's Images digis, printer, heavyweight cardstock
- Your favorite coloring medium (colored pencils, markers, etc.)
- Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) - in GLOSS finish
- Heat Gun and heat resistant protective work surface
- Metal (Earring) Jewelery finding wires
First, you'll need to take your favorite Shelly's Images Digis and shrink them down to size. You won't want them to be too big and clunky on your wine glasses, but you'll want your guests to be able to appreciate the beauty of Shelly's Images, and your talent! Print them on your computer printer using a heavy weight cardstock.
Next, I've colored mine with Prismacolor Verithin Pencils because they are able to color in the very fine details of each of the digis. I chose different digi's for my set, but you could also differentiate by using different colors, or a theme - like Halloween, or Christmas digis.
Then, choose your favorite round, scalloped, oval, or whatever shaped punch you want, and punch out the colored images. Be sure to leave a bit of room around the edges for the next step! Tip: Flip the punch over to see what your image will look like before punching.
Once your colored images are punched out, you need to make a hole for the metal ring finding to go through. I used my Crop-a -Dile to make my holes in my charms. You want them to be a decent size, because the next step may seal up the holes if you make them too small!