How to Use Grafix Shrink Film to Make Cacti Earrings

Use Grafix new Artist Series Shrink Film to create these on trend Cactus Terrarium Earrings. You color the designs so you can customize them to coordinate with a special outfit if you like.

How to Use Grafix Shrink Film to Make Cacti Earrings
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Grafix has added a new line of Shrink Films; ARTIST SERIES! Various artists have lent their talent to draw designs for these unique printed films! Ready for you to color and use for YOUR projects.

Grafix has added a new line of Shrink Films; ARTIST SERIES! Various artists have lent their talent to draw designs for these unique printed films! Ready for you to color and use for YOUR projects.

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trace 2 terrariums on clear film using black marker

trace 2 terrariums on clear film using black marker

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enlarge hoop at top of terrariums                                                            Note: i did not do this in the sample and found the hoop was not thick enough to withstand wear, added step

enlarge hoop at top of terrariums Note: i did not do this in the sample and found the hoop was not thick enough to withstand wear, added step

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go over lines to darker and sharpen

go over lines to darker and sharpen

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fill in structure of terrariums using dark orange

fill in structure of terrariums using dark orange

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cut out close to outline

cut out close to outline

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punch hole in hoop at top of terrariums

punch hole in hoop at top of terrariums

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Place terrariums over cacti on printed film to decide which ones you would like to use. i picked 2 different designs to use.

Place terrariums over cacti on printed film to decide which ones you would like to use. i picked 2 different designs to use.

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NOTE: colors will darken and become more intense after shrinking, lighter shades work best, darker colors may look almost black when baked. you can make a sample piece to test colors.

NOTE: colors will darken and become more intense after shrinking, lighter shades work best, darker colors may look almost black when baked. you can make a sample piece to test colors.

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color in selected cacti

color in selected cacti

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cut out close to outlines

cut out close to outlines

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bake on parchment lined sheet as per package directions

bake on parchment lined sheet as per package directions

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be sure you use a good quality parchment that is smooth, some parchment papers have too much texture. this will result in the “glass” of the terrariums becoming matte rather than clear.

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compare size of film before and after shrinking

compare size of film before and after shrinking

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place a drop of fast finish on front of cacti, dab with finger or small paintbrush to quickly spread to cover

place a drop of fast finish on front of cacti, dab with finger or small paintbrush to quickly spread to cover

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place terrariums over cacti and gently press down; set aside for glue to dry

place terrariums over cacti and gently press down; set aside for glue to dry

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attach ear wires with jump rings

attach ear wires with jump rings

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finished earrings

finished earrings

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i hope you have enjoyed this project. for more project ideas, please visit: www.grafixarts.com and check out the blog as well as gallery of project ideas... tami sanders*paper crafter

i hope you have enjoyed this project. for more project ideas, please visit: www.grafixarts.com and check out the blog as well as gallery of project ideas... tami sanders*paper crafter

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