Sunday, March 18, 2012

The versatile Sheena Douglass stamps!


Hi all, today I am going to show you a super fun and cute use for the Sheena Douglass stamps that you can purchse at Crafter's Companion.

Jewlery!
 Have you ever purchased stamps that you just LOVE and wish you could do more with them? That is how I felt with these two stamps. 
Instead of making a project for the home, I made one for me. So you may be wondering how I did this and I have to tell you it is so simple and fun. First thing you need to do is purchase shrink film. You can either get the type you can print on or the kind you can cut and color on. Either one works. I chose the one you print on. I scanned the images onto my computer and printed them onto the printable sheets. I then cut out the images keeping in mind that I needed a white border around the edges for a clean look. Then you follow the directions on the package for baking in your oven. One thing to remember before you bake your images is to punch a hole where you want your jewelry ring to go thru. This is important otherwise you can't string it onto a larger ring and decorate with beads ect. The sky is the limit. 
After I baked mine I used my Spectrum Noir pens and colored the images I thought they needed a little enhancement so I colored the ship with my markers. I will also tell you that coloring on the shrink film after baking makes the colors more rich and dark.
Are you inspired to make your own unique set of jewelry? I hope so, these necklaces were so fun to make.Stop by every day for fresh inspiration for the other design team members.

7 comments:

Paula Huiras said...

These are neat-you are really good with jewelry.
PH

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh my word these are fabulous! These are perfect for the charms
Love how you used a pop of color
Thanks for sharing this idea

Kathy said...

These are wonderful, what a great Idea.Soooo Coool!!!

Caryn S said...

I haven't yet gotten a chance to use the shrink film with my stamps but I enjoy seeing the projects that use it. The ship one is great it reminds me of that old scrimshaw that the sailors used to do on ivory.

Stacy H-W said...

these are just adorable!!

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful! I'm going to have to get that shrinkfilm back out and play! Great inspiration!

Trena in Naperville said...

Fantastic idea Carolyn!! Beautifully Executed!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!