Graffiti Shrink Earrings

HI! Brand spanking new TCW design team member Tami Sanders here! And I’m very excited to be here!

I have a special project to share with you to make my DT debut. I love mixing, matching and layering TCW stencils; you can create fun and unique designs so easily. For this project I layered and inked several new of the new stencils – TCW2030 Burlap Bits, TCW437 Texturized, TCW431 Ripple and TCW363s Mini Diamonds on shrink film using ColorBox Surfacez ink. After inking the shrink film, I punched circles from the sheet and baked them. The result are adorably tiny designs that look like they were painstakingly applied…

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Here is a closeup pic of the design…

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Although the design looks complicated, it was easy to achieve just by using a different color of ink for each pattern in the design.

Here are the ink and stencil combos I used and the order in which I applied them:

TCW2030 Burlap Bits – Caribbean Surfacez

dot pattern from TCW437 Texturized – Berry Surfacez

TCW431 Ripple – Marmalade Surfacez

TCW363s Mini Diamonds – Black Surfacez

I didn’t ink the entire design area of any of the stencils, just portions of them. This helps the patterns fade in and out of each other.

I started with a 3 1/2″ circle punch, and the earring pieces shrunk down to just about half that size. A few beads, jump rings, eye pins and ear hooks were used to put the earrings together.

Surfacez Ink by Clearsnap and White Shrink Film from Grafix

Tami Sanders… The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

11 thoughts on “Graffiti Shrink Earrings

  1. Love these!! Great project! I am wondering why they have a white background and are not see-thru… Maybe you inked the film white before sponging the patterns? Or is there white film out there? Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

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