These are this month's entries to PaperTrey's Guest Star stamper contest. I try to enter every month... we'll see how these go over:
These little charms are made from shrink plastic. I stamped them with Pearl-Ex ink in copper, punched them out with the yellow circle scalloped punch, flipped them over and used five different colors of VersaMagic chalk ink on the back. Then I stuck them in the oven for a while. Usually I'll give shrunk plastic a smack with an acrylic block when they're just out of the oven to flatten them out, but there were too many of these to get to while they were still hot, so I reheated them with Old Milwaukee, and then gave each one a smack. Then I coated the fronts with Ranger Glossy Accents and went to take a nap with Jenny. The end.
This is the same piece as a necklace. In real life, these charms look like beach glass, and I'm really happy with how they turned out.
This is a pendant made from translucent polymer clay (I use Sculpey III). I was struck by inspiration in the baking aisle at Michael's... the form for this pendant was a silicone muffin tray! It made the perfect size to use with the round stamps in the "Shapes By Design" set by Alli Miles. Anyway, after I baked the clay blank, I colored it with prismacolor markers. The alcohol inks react with each other to leave a really cool mottled pattern that looks like polished stone (kinda like azurite, to be exact... I'm a geologist after all...). Then I stamped it with Brilliance Cosmic Copper and let it dry over night.
And a card! I'm irked because I took 763 photos of this card, and the charms that are so cool in real life don't show up as anything special in the picture. Oh well... my mother-in-law will love it, and that's where it's headed!