Workshop | Honey I shrunk "More Flowers”! with Patti Euler
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Honey I shrunk “More Flowers”!
Instructor: Patti Euler
Date: Saturday, February, 8th, 2020
Time: 10:30 – 5:00
Class Fee: $85.00
In celebration of our 20th year in 2020 we are offering a 20% discount on all product purchased on the day of class.
One of the most fun activities I remember doing with my sisters when we were growing up and starting to flex our artistic talents was making “Shrinky Dinks”. Watching them through the oven door squiggle and squirm getting smaller and smaller was magical. I've never lost the fascination. Two years ago, I took a workshop in Mexico from Julie Haymaker, who is an incredible “Shrink Plastic” artist, and was mesmerized all over again. Shrink Plastic is all grown up! The material is artist grade and available in different colors and the techniques have been refined. We made a charm bracelet from flowers and I also used some of the flowers to adorn the sculpture that I created. The amazing things you can create and quality of this material is impressive. This workshop was inspired by Julie and some of what I learned in her workshop.
The first workshop was all about creating a bracelet. In ‘Honey I Shrunk More Flowers” we will take the flowers we create add a special size focal bead and design a unique necklace. So if you are as intrigued as I am by how to make these beautiful shrink plastic flowers, (or you just want to make more!) then join me for an afternoon of coloring and creating. We will use shrink plastic, colored pencils, beads and jewelry findings to create a one of a kind floral necklace, wire wrapped on vinyl tubing. Not into jewelry? These flowers can be used to decorate ornaments, adorn clothing, or make tassels for your art journals. The possibilities are endless!
Julie's company is Shrinkets and she has designed some fantastic tools used to help shape and manipulate the shrink plastic. We will be using them in the workshop and we have them in the shop now and available for purchase.. All materials to make your bracelet are included.
The very talented Karen Hillman will be assisting me in this workshop. We promise you will be inspired to make more of these pretty flowers on your own. They are addicting.
Student Supply list:
Please Note: You MUST bring a Ranger (or comparable) Non-Stick Heat resistant Craft Sheet as your work surface. (This is not a self- healing cutting mat) We have Craft sheets for sale at a 25% discount if you do not have one.
Basic Kit (scissors, ruler, pencil and an assortment of paint brushes
Detail Scissors ( a must )
Heat gun ( if you have one )
Colored pencils (we will have some available to share)
Two pair of jewelry pliers: 1 chain nose or flat nose and 1 round nose (If you have them. We have several sets to share.)