Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Tags 11 & 12

Tag 11: I have found my new love to play with. . . Shrink Plastic!  I have had some of this product for quite some time and never played with it.  I knew how it worked but just hadn’t found and excuse to give it a go.

I don’t have a melting pot and Utee so I simply did it without.  My Silhouette was not able to cut through the shrink plastic completely but it was enough for me to either pop the shape out or cut it cleanly with scissors. I did experiment with adding the colour before and after shrinking so that I could see what difference it would make.  I much before to add the colour first so that it become much more vibrant after shrinking.  I used my heat gun to do the deed – it was so much fun to watch the shape shrink, shrivel and then flatten.

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Well – here it is.  The last of the tags for this year.  I have taken a couple of days to complete this one but I am pleased with end result.

You cant really see the script stamp under the tissue so that step was probably pointless foe me.  I stamped my own tissue ( I didn’t even know about Tim’s tissue on a roll), Cut my own house shape from grungeboard and used Broken China crackle paint followed by a glitter nail polish, would you believe!

I don’t really like the look of the doll that Tim Holtz  used so I used something uniquely Kiwi.

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Merry Christmas!

Cheers, Esther


  1. I have really enjoyed your tags. They are just fantastic. xx

  2. Well personally I think the tiki looks absolutely fantastic!! It certainly gives it a bit of 'kiwi flavour'. Well done Esther... you're tags all look fantastic!

  3. Got your link from LatteJunie. Oh my your scrapbooking things are nice!!!!