DIY Shrink Plastic Fox Brooch
Hey you guys! Do you remember that cute little Fox Printable exclusively designed by Kimi from Bumble&Birch? Well, when I fell for him, I fell pretty hard. In fact, I’ve been thinking about him quite a lot and decided that it was time to make something new with him!
So, I decided to transform him into a DIY Shrink Plastic Brooch so that I can wear close to my heart!
Grab your supplies…
A print out of little Foxy from the exclusive download
Sheet of shrink plastic
Pencil – if you want to be super neat!
Small sharp scissors
Place the sheet of shrink plastic on top of the Foxy print out – you will need to make sure that the side that you are drawing on is the slightly rougher of the two. With a pencil, trace over the Foxy design onto the sheet of shrink plastic.
Once you’ve sketched the outline, begin with the orange Sharpie, and start to add the colour to the fox.
Then, with the black Sharpie, work around the motif adding in the neat outlines.
With a pair of small sharp scissors, work around the design carefully to cut motif from the sheet of shrink plastic. Place the little guy onto a backing sheet – inked side facing down – and put in the oven (I went without a fan assisted setting on this one) and back on 175C for 2-3 minutes.
You’re going to need to keep an eye on him while he’s baking – for one, 3 minutes in not a long time and for two, all ovens are going to be slightly different! You’ll notice the shrink plastic curl up – don’t freak, this is part of the shrinking process – then it will smooth out and lay flat. Once the design is flat again, and all shrunk down to size – it will be time to take it out of the oven. This is going to be hot, hot, HOT when you take it out so resist the urge to poke it until it is fully cooled!
All you need to do, is secure the brooch back on to the back of the fox (that’s the slightly rougher of the two sides) with a small blob of strong glue and he is ready to wear…right up close to your heart, just like I said!
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