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Day 21 of 31: Alter Skulls Charm

Greetings and salutations! Today is day 21 (yikes!) of the Smeared & Smudged 31 days of Halloween. Today is also Monday,which means it's Muse Monday over at the Bombshell Blog. So I decided to work again with this month's featured set, which is Alter Skulls. This is a new set for me, and I am really having fun with it!

I made a charm using the pre-frosted Shrinky Dinks. I stamped the image with Staz-On (as per the recommendation on the package) and then I colored the image with colored pencils. And boy does my hand ache now! Oh well...its's the price we pay for making our art sometimes, right? ;)

The holes were punched, and then I got out my embossing gun and shrunk this bad boy. I added two jump rings and threw it on to a ball chain. Though, I would like to make it a proper beaded necklace (perhaps with some chain), when I have some more time. I love how vibrant the colors get after you shrink a piece. Have you worked with Shrinky Dinks before? I love them. So go on ahead and visit the rest of the Wicked Bloggers, listed in my side bar, as well as some of the other Bombshell girls that have posted for this week's Muse Monday. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creep-tastic day!

Comments

DogsMom said…
Indeed beautiful and vibrant!
Thank you for putting your all into your art despite personal pain.

Shrinky Dink plasstic is difficult to find locally for me. I may have to shop online for it.
Wendy said…
What a cool pendant. Love that awesome stamp and your coloring is divine. Sorry your hand is paying the price for this beauty.
Emily Thubbron said…
I have never used shrinky dinks other than the kind we had as kids. It looks amazing. Great image and colors.
ldfdesign said…
I've never tried color pencils on shrinky dinks. This looks so awesome and colorful! Sorry about your hands. Great job!
maureenjscott said…
FAbulous pendant! I've never tried shrinky dinks... make me want to though!! Hope you're hands feel better! mo x
Very cool sugar skull pendant! I also love working with shrink plastic and love the vibrancy of the colours too!
Matney said…
Beautiful, fun image. Great idea to turn into a pendant. Love the chain and nice that you can be able to switch it out later.
Carla said…
so neat...love this as a pendant!
DonnaMundinger said…
Gorgeous, Alison! I'm amazed at how bright those colored pencils became afer shrinking. WOW! xxD
Steph said…
Beautiful, I love how bright the colors are.

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