Sunday, March 29, 2009
Shrinky Cupcake Decorations
First, I just want to say THANK YOU to my wonderful husband for putting up the shelves in my craft room!
I promised one more idea (for now)for shrinkies and here it is. I pretty much followed the same procedure from the Shrinking Ian tutorial with a couple major exceptions for safety reasons.
1. I replaced the stazon ink with Stampin up's water based ink.
2. I didn't put the varnish coat on top.
3. I used bakers edible glitter on the fairy.
The shrink plastic says it is non-toxic so I am taking them at their word on this. Though, I probably wouldn't allow the kiddies to chew on these. I figure they can't be any worse than the ones made in china that are found on your local bakery cupcakes. I did lick them to check it out and I'm still alive:). Also, I learned a lesson about shrink plastic quality. I ran out of my Darcie's shrink and used another brand. I was not able to get the nice shading with the blending pencil that I did with Darcie's so I definitely recommend ordering some if you want high quality work.
For the images that were too intricate to cut the shape I just made a shape around them and decorated the edges ( I can't ever leave naked edges) and added a little stem at the bottom for inserting into the cupcake.
Here are a couple stamps I used along with the shrunken results.
Stamps - SU - vertical greetings
The Greetin Farm -Fairy chloe
Stampingbella - Lulu ketto
Whipper snapper - floppy bunny
Posted by Kim at 7:24 PM