Wednesday, 11 August 2010

A whole new thing to shrink!

Oh my goodness, crafters, I have NEWS! The plastic in the window of a business envelope is shrink plastic!












Check it out - I've stamped a nice outline flower, and shrunk, once without colouring, and once with pencil colouring. There was a third one that looked awful - not all the plastics are the same.

A tip - leave the plastic on the envelope while you stamp and colour, and cut it just before shrinking.

There you are - go to it!

10 comments:

Chris said...

Trust you to find something worthwhile in those "bill" envelopes
-Chris

Michelle said...

Where in the world did that idea come from? You are amazing!

Jill said...

OMG pauline, I threw out hundreds of envelopes about three weeks ago that I had kept for iris folding all those years ago and finally decided to chuck them... it goes to show DON'T THROW OUT ANYTHING... lol. it always seems to work that way. will have to fossick around for some all over again. thanks for the tip..

Debra Murray said...

Fantastic Pauline. Now couldn't a politician or two learn about sustainability from your discoveries :)

Gail Kirby said...

Michelle, we don't know where Pauline's ideas come from and we don't ask (too scared) lol!

Mel G said...

Great idea Pauline!! I will definitely have to try it out! Thanks for sharing!!

Xanapan said...

Okay Pauline....you must have way too much time on your hands to make these kind of discoveries!! :-P
Pretty awesome all the same - thanks for sharing :-)

Rosemary Ferrari said...

Hi Pauline fab idea, quick question, is there a right and wrong side to stamp on or doesn't it matter?

Pauline said...

Good question Rosemary. I think they are the same. But I did find differences between papers, so that may vary.

Mylene said...

Awesome Pauline! Great discovery!