Heating more than embossing powder.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

Did you know that the Heat Tool can be used for much more than simply melting embossing powder? In my home it has been used to fix hockey sticks, un-stick car parts, take layers of cards apart, and now to melt shrink plastic. Do you remember shrink plastic (also known as shrinky-a-dinks) from your childhood? I sure do. Just cut out and pop in the oven.

I had gotten these as a gift one summer and all I heard was my Mom saying “…no we are not turning on the oven for three little pieces of plastic. Do you know how much that would heat up the house?”. Well, I figured out a way to not have to turn on the oven.

So you have to have some shrink plastic which is available in just about any craft store, except Stampin’ Up! Then you can stamp on it with Stazon Ink or simply just die cut out whatever shape. They can then be colored with our Stampin’ Blends. Then get your Silicone Mat, tweezers, and your Heat Tool. Turn your Heat Tool on after placing your shrink plastic image on your Silicone Mat. The tweezers are there to keep your plastic from flying all over the place. Heat until properly shrunk. You will know when it is done because it will flatten back out after turning all different ways.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Published by Joni Daniel

I am a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator and I love what I do in helping you to create. Please leave comments and happy crafting!

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