Thursday, December 11, 2014
Creepmas Shrinky Dinks
Earlier this year I played with shrinky dinks and here they are again in Creepmas form. Since that time I've taken to wearing latex gloves while handling them so I don't have to worry about fingerprints.
I love using Crayola glitter markers to accent things, but it smears easily after the shrinky dinks come out of the oven. Make sure to let it dry completely, before touching. I recommend spraying with at least two coats of an acrylic clear coat. I like to use a spray first to set and then brush on a clear coat for a glossier finish. I rushed the last batch and only did one coat and then when I applied a liquid coat with a brush, the glitter smeared all over.
For the Santa skull beard and hat trim I used a white paint pen. I wasn't sure if it would crack from baking, but it worked fine. I found the Santa at EnjoyColoring.
Here are my painters tape skulls adapted for Creepmas. Remember they shrink down to about a third of the original size.