Well, it's been a rough couple of weeks here at Casa ImagiMeri's Creations! For my mom I've taken her to 6 doctor appointments, 2 different visits for blood work, a grocery run, 2 medication runs, 1 IVIG (immunoglobulin infusion), 2 CT scans one with contrast and one without. For me I've had my eyes checked and my dental exam, not to mention a meeting of my local art girls doll exchange, a birthday party for my dear friend Laura and lunch with my oldest daughter...........whew! For me, in this icky sticky, hot weather, it's a lot. I'm fairly burned out, but I'm managing to get this tutorial up for ya'll so you can play.
The first image is for you to use as a print-out on "Shrinky-Dink" shrink film, or any brand of shrink film you can find. Make sure you size the image to fit a standard 8.5" x 11" (portrait) size layout. I took a graphic of a skeleton and added loops to the ends of each bone section where you will punch a hole after you've cut the pieces out.
Please click on images for a larger view
|Size and print this image on one sheet|
of shrink film
|These are the tools and supplies I used|
|This is the shrink film with the printed image|
|This is after all the pieces have been cut out|
|A close up of the lower torso that is cut out|
and ready to get the holes punched
|Punching the hole using a standard|
size paper hole punch
|After the holes have been punched|
|Pieces with holes punched and prior|
|Creating a wire coil on the bamboo skewer|
to make your jump rings
|Wire coil taken off the bamboo skewer|
|Trim the top and bottom|
Make sure your top cut and bottom
cut line up vertically
|Start cutting from either end and cut one ring at a time|
keeping all cuts along the vertical line
|Cutting one ring at a time, you'll end up with individual|
jump rings. You'll need 14 jump rings for the skeleton
without a "throat" piece, and 15 if you use the "throat."
|One piece included in the skeleton printout is the throat|
piece, which I chose not to use. You can use it if you
wish to elongate your skeleton.
|You can shrink your pieces|
in an oven all at the same time,
per shrink film instructions,
or you can shrink them individually
using a heat tool
|Here's the top portion of the skeleton as I add jump|
rings to it.
|Here's the skeleton when I've finished|
adding all the jump rings
|Here's the skeleton with a pin|
glued onto the back
|Back side showing pin|
I hope this tutorial was helpful, but if you have additional questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|The Putz houses can be decorated for any holiday. This|
one is decorated for Halloween
I'm letting you know now that for my next giveaway over the Labor Day weekend, those of you who are posting my "Putzin' Around" button and link to the event page will have an added advantage over others.
For those of you who are planning on attending "Putzin' Around," please hurry and pay for your spot as soon as possible as the seats are limited. The cut-off date for signing up is October 9th.
Vintage goodies are arriving weekly, it's going to be amazing fun.