I have had a blast working on this little project. I decided today to take my awesome Ladybug image from Unity's kit called "Cute as a Bug" and make wine charms or wine markers. You know those cute little pieces of "jewelry" for your wine glass so you know which one is yours?
Now I know you are going to remember this... Shrinky Dinks! Oh yeah! I used shrinky dinks, literally! Ok you can use regular craft shrink plastic, but I had the "real" thing in the house. So I stamped the bugs on them (Staz On) and colored in using my Bic Permanent markers, cut them out and punched a hole. Now the fun, stick them in the toaster oven and watch them go! LOLOL!!! That was fun. I then put them on little jump rings I got at Michael's in the bead/jewelry making section and had a "wine charm" loop, added some beads and I was good to go.
Of course next I had to have a cool box to store it in or to give as a gift. I will admit I had a small box on hand which I covered with some Cosmo Cricket paper. To the top I added a bug image all colored, glittered and cut out and some of those awesome flowers (colored with markers) from the Michael's bridal section.
Phew did I cover everything? If not ask away. I really enjoyed making these little guys. I was going to wait till my new Unity stamps arrived but I was itching to play and though the bugs were the perfect size to shrink down for this reason. Of course each bug is a different color because that is the purpose of the charms, each charm has to be different and color usually works well.
Well that's it for now. Thanks for stopping by.