Let’s Dress Up Some Candlesticks!
Have you learned that I love shrinking things? I do! Here are some other things I’ve shrunk. I used some white Shrinky Dinks shrink film and the Cricut Lite Cupcake cartridge to cut out a simple leaf.
Before Coloring wtih Bic Markers
I’ll tell you right off that I spent an hour and a lot of shrink film trying to cut out extremely detailed Fall images. They cut out well, but they don’t shrink as well. If you’re going to use the regular blade you’ll need to turn the blade depth to 6, pressure to 5 and multi-cut to 3 or 4. The deep cut blade works best for this. Click HERE for those settings. In my experience simple images work the best, hence the leaf, LOL!
After Coloring with Bic Markers
I used these great Bic Mark It Ultra Fine Point permanent markers to color the leaf and then I used my heat gun to shrink it. What I really like about these pens is that they didn’t smear or come off in any way, even the heat didn’t affect them. That’s GREAT!
Ready for the Table!
I think it turned out really well! DH gave me a cool set of craft wire a while back and I never used it. I was so happy to pull it out and use it today. Yesterday, I used buttons for the first time in a craft and today wire. Now I’m in love with them both. I think I’m going to need a whole bolt of wire and a vat of buttons.
Guess what? That’s another of those candlesticks I bought at the Dollar Tree. LOVE! Remember when I used them to create Hurricane lamps? That was super cool. I’m now in love with buttons, wire and the Dollar Tree. LOL.
These are the markers that I used.
These markers will mark on almost any surface including glass, metal, plastic, coated paper + you can use them on shrink film and they do great under the continued blast of a heat gun. YAY!! They are also Acid-Free, so you don’t have to worry about using them to journal in a scrapbook. They’re great for that. Very Cool.
TIME FOR A GIVE AWAY!!!
Bic has been so generous to donate a 36 pack of these Ultra Fine Point Bic markers AND a 36 pack of Fine Point Bic markers (retail $41.98) to THREE WINNERS!!! EXCITING!! Please leave a comment on this post and I’ll use Random.org to choose 3 winners on Friday, October 8, 2010. GOOD LUCK!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!!
2010/10/04 at 6:56 AM
Awesome give-a-way Joy!! I’ve seen that wire used with beads to wrap around serving forks/spoons. They are kind of cool.
2010/10/04 at 11:15 AM
Joy, you never disappoint us! 🙂 There’s always something new to learn on your blog. I love the diversity of your projects. Thanks for the chance to win!
2010/10/05 at 7:57 PM
I could have used these pens today! lol I made a Daisy t-shirt for my daughter’s friend with paint, but I want to add the meaning of each petal on the shirt also.
Don’t forget you can also click HERE and leave a comment to be eligible to win a Cricut Vinylology DVD! AND … At the end of October, I will pick 5 winners who’ve left a comment on any non-give away post on Joy’s Life during the month of October. Those 5 winners will win some crafty surprises. So, you can leave a comment on all the give away posts AND on non Give Away posts and till have a chance to win tomorrow!