Fun Art Journal Idea: Stamping Beautiful Floral Outlines on Shrink Plastic

by Reiko Tsuchida

Hello, Altenew Friends! Reiko here, I'm sharing a super cute shrink-plastic charm made with the Paint-A-Flower: French Marigold Outline Stamp Set. I created the charm to decorate my petite 3-ring binder art journal.

Altenew French Marigold Morning Asters Outline Stamp Set 3For the previous Altenew Instagram Hop, I made this little 3-ring binder art journal. I love this French Marigold outline stamp set from the new February PAF subscription release – the stamps are so pretty!

Making an Adorable French Marigold Charm With Shrink Plastic

Altenew Morning Asters 1To make the charm, I simply stamped the floral outline images from the PAF set on a sheet of shrink plastic.  I used the Obsidian Pigment Ink to stamp the image, as it is best for mixed media projects like these.

Altenew French Marigold Morning Asters Outline Stamp Set 2After stamping it on the shrink plastic, I used an embossing heater and it worked well. The floral image shrunk to a smaller size upon application of the heat. Even though it shrank, the floral outline didn't lose its beautiful details. Talk about a nifty hack to resize your stamped images!

Altenew French Marigold Morning Asters Outline Stamp Set 4

Altenew French Marigold Morning Asters Outline Stamp Set 1

You can use this technique to make beautiful stickers, charms, and embellishments for your art journals, scrapbooks, cards, and other projects.  Remember that for this technique, it is best to use floral outline stamps and pair them with mixed media ink for a longer-lasting image.
I hope you were inspired! That is all for today. Thank you so much for stopping by, and I can't wait to see your projects made with shrink plastic!

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9 comments

Connie Griffin March 7, 2023 - 9:43 PM

I love this idea for journals, so pretty!

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Altenew March 9, 2023 - 7:07 PM

Definitely worth trying!

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Reiko Tsuchida March 14, 2023 - 1:23 AM

Thank you! It’s really fun to create.

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Bronwyn Buckingham March 8, 2023 - 1:32 AM

Thanks for the great idea of making a shrink plastic charm.
I have found that it is better to put a hole in the plastic before heating otherwise work very fast while it’s still hot to pierce a hole for attaching a ring. Which method did you use?
Thanks again.

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Reiko Tsuchida March 14, 2023 - 1:22 AM

Hi! I put a hole before heating as you said. That’s easier for me too. Enjoy creating yours!

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Liz O. March 10, 2023 - 12:29 PM

I love this idea! It can work on so many projects not just journals! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Altenew March 13, 2023 - 10:41 PM

Hope this inspired you to create something beautiful today!

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Tara C Prince December 14, 2023 - 7:51 AM

wonderful idea

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Reiko Tsuchida December 15, 2023 - 5:54 AM

Thank you!

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