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Octopode Factory Charm Bracelet

by Amy Bowerman

Hello Friends!  In honor of TOFF’s 1st Birthday myself and the rest of the DT will be giving away one of our Octopode Factory creations!  Lily will also be giving away some images for the bash as well.  All you have to do to be entered to win is submit a Birthday themed creation to our Birthday Challenge at TOFF.  I have created an Octopode Factory Charm bracelet as my contribution to the Birthday giveaway!

Octopode Factory Charm Bracelet

Octopode Factory Charm Bracelet

I have used some of the latest and greatest images from the Octopode Factory…the Comics…to create these charming shrink plastic charms.

Shrinky Dink Charm Bracelet George

George the Dunce

Meet George the Dunce…isn’t he just darling?

Shrinky Dink Charm Bracelet Buster

Buster

Here we have comic Buster.  You are sure to bust out laughing when Buster comes around.

Shrinky Dink Charm Bracelet Wrist

Wearable Octopode Factory Art!

I added a mix of Star charms to the bracelet as well since this comic troop is destined for “Stardom”!

Shrinky Dink Charm Bracelet Gelly Roll

Color Octopode Factory images with Gelly Roll Pens

Here you can see the images on shrink plastic before they were baked.  I used Gelly Roll Stardust pens to add a hint of color to the images. 

Shrink plastic charms are quite easy to make.  Simply color your images on Shrink plastic, punch a hole with a standard hole punch, cut , and bake.

Shrinky Dink Charm Bracelet Sculpey Glaze

Sculpey Glaze and Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder

To seal my charms I brushed on a light coating of Sculpey Glaze.  While the glaze was still wet I sprinkled Ranger Holographic embossing powder over it.  I added several coats of Sculpey Glaze to give my charms a glass like sheen.

Shrinky Dink Charm Bracelet

Shrink Plastic Octopode Charms

Once the glaze is dry all you need are some jump rings and chain to affix your shrink plastic charms to.  The fasteners I used are magnetic so you won’t have to worry about fussing with a lobster clasp :) 

Stop by TOFF and link up a Birthday themed project for your chance to win this Octopode Factory Charm Bracelet!

 

Have a Charming day!

Amy*

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 blackhawks throwback jersey November 4, 2016 at 3:26 pm

That is a defenseman you only don’t prefer to wage war along with.

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2 Gini June 28, 2012 at 11:55 am

Hello again Amy!
Thank you for your lovely message :-)
I meant to say last time but forgot, that I learned a really nice way of using Stardust Gelly roll pens (I love them). I don’t know if you’ve heard of this technique but if you stamp an image in waterproof ink; Memento or Versafine and once completely dry run a line of gelly roll pen down the inside of a stamped line and then straight away use a paintbrush loaded with some water that you can pull the colour out a bit and you get a lovely sparkly wash that fades from strong pigment to light pigment. It’s a very subtle technique and looks great on Christmas snow scenes.
It works better on some types of white card better than others so it’s worth experimenting with different manufacturers’ white card as some white cards allow the colour to be pulled out more than others. As far as I know it only works with Sakura pens. My cheap gellypens from Asda won’t do it, as the ink won’t budge from where its placed.
Hope you don’t know this technique as it’s always fun to try something new!
Have a great week :-)
Gini
xx

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3 Amy Bowerman June 29, 2012 at 9:54 am

Gini I have not heard of this trick and must say I can’t WAIT to try this!! I thought I was being clever by smearing the ink with my finger while it was still wet…but that’s messy and the last time I did this I accidentally rubbed it on my face and went out to dinner with DH without looking in the mirror. It’s become commonplace for him to ask me “Why do you have glitter on your face?” on dinner dates. He should know better by now. I’m going to make myself a unicorn horn to wear from now on when working with Glitter and Stardust pens just so I can feel extra magical :) Thanks for the awesome tip!

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4 Gini June 29, 2012 at 11:10 am

LOL!
BUT shiny is so worth it, surely DH knows that by now!
A life without shiny would be beyond DULL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gini
xx

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5 Silvia(Barnie) June 25, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Such a wonderful idea, your bracelet looks fabulous.

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6 Gini June 22, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Oh Amy, these are just fab! I never knew you could use embossing powder without heating it, and I’ve some holographic EP that I’ve never used but I’ll try your method out, Thank you for explaining. I love all your bright colours and inky painty tutorials.
The contrast between Christine the Stawberry Girl’s piercing blue eyes and her brilliantly shaded orange hair makes for a stunning card for the Birthday Bash!
Gini
xx

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7 Amy Bowerman June 28, 2012 at 10:01 am

Gini your comment made my week! I was having “one of those days” and when I read your comment I felt like Mary Poppins had given me a spoonful of sugar with medicine to get my creative mojo going again :) Can’t thank you enough for your kind words.

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