This past December I decided to take my work and create pins and earrings. The question was how to do this. I found something from my childhood that I always loved to create with, Shrink-e-dinks. Yes, those plastic sheets you could paint, color or draw on, cut out and then pop in the oven to watch them shrink into a hard plastic.
I remember creating Disney Christmas ornaments from kits that my parents would get for my sister and I. Those snowy Saturday afternoons where mom and dad needed to keep Karen and I busy….Boy, those were the days.
Well, I found the Shrink-e-dink material and decided, WHY NOT!
First off, I started actually drawing out images and then coloring them in. This took a long time for each image but once shrunk down they looked really cool. I used a variety of media including colored pencils, alcohol markers, and inks.
I then did a little more exploring on the art supply websites and found Shrink-e-dink material that you can send through an ink jet printer. Hallelujah!!!! This was so much easier. So, I started to look through my sketchbook and computer and found lots of images that I created to print out. The results were great and the items were and are some of my most popular sellers.
Take a look for yourself here as I have some items still for sale. Just contact me via messenger in Facebook or you can email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next up, a review of the Epcot® International Festival of the Arts: Disney has art classes and workshops? Who new they were so artist friendly? Stay tuned.