Thursday, September 11, 2008

Third Generation...

I've been absolutely hooked on the shrink plastic. It's affordable enough that it doesn't feel "precious" while you're working on it - just like doodling. But once it's shrunken down, it feels like a little treasure. We've been having a lot of fun experimenting with them. Laura Belkin and Bob Burkett arrived yesterday and we've sucked them into it as well. We had a movie night tonight and for much of the evening, the shrinky-dink was out! What fun! Above is a shot of the "third" generation of shrinky-dink film I've made.

6 comments:

Lynn said...

Where do you get this stuff, anyway?

I want to play!!

Andrew Thornton said...

We use our 40% off coupons and get them at AC MOORE. Any craft store worth its salt should have it in stock or be able to order it.

jeweledrabbit said...

I love your Shrinky Dink art.

Libby said...

Can't wait to see what you do with these little treasures. Will be fun to see them popping up in other places.

lorrwill said...

Color me inspired!

Andrew Thornton said...

I'm so glad that everyone enjoys how they've turned out and the possibilities as much as I do! It's a really fun medium. I like that it doesn't seem "precious" until after they are baked. I tend to think that "precious" materials often times hold artists back from experimenting, because they are (rightfully, in some cases) worried about wasting an expensive supply.

Shrink film is great because it's so easy and really let's your imagination run wild!