Hello! Tami Sanders here to share a project with you; a necklace made using the 6″ Solid Butterflies template – TCW465s…
The butterfly pieces were made using the Solid Butterflies template filled in with colored pencils on Super Sanded Shrink Film from Grafix. The colors in the designs intensify and brighten when the film is shrunk…
Holes were punched before shrinking, and “junque” chain from a broken necklace, along with jump rings and a clasp, were used to put the necklace together.
Here are a few hints to help make creating this project easier:
- use painter’s tape to secure the shrink film down to your work surface, then tape the template to the shrink film.
- fill in the larger portions of the designs first, then sharpen your pencils to a very fine point to color in the smaller areas.
- once you’ve completed your designs, use the painter’s tape to remove any pencil dust. just dab tape onto your design and pull up. much easier and safer than trying to brush off dust which may lead to stray markings on your design.
Templates from The Crafter’s Workshop come in hundreds of different designs so you are sure to find one that will work for your jewelry project. Keep in mind that the shrink film will reduce by about 50% when selecting your templates.