Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tutorial : making your own labels

I started to make my own labels with a very easy and cheap technique.  Shrinking paper !
Needed : of course shrinking paper, pencil, . passer (kompas), perforator, nailfile, gum, and a large oventray

Draw on the rough side (I used frosted white shrinking paper) circless the size of a
 2 € piece with the passer.  Cut them out and make a little hole in it with the perforator.  The pencil lines can be gumed out.

If you have some rough sides, you can file them with the nailfile.

Put you name on with a sharp pencil.

Put them in a large oventray and see to it that they are not too close to each other, because you will see odd things happen in the oven.  Put them in a preheated oven of about 175 °c for about 7 to 8 minutes.
Keep looking and don't panic because you will see them bold up and shrink.
When this process is finished they will be totally flat and thick.


JuanitaTortilla said...

OH yes!!! :)
I make my own fabric labels (tutorial still not up yet), and this plastic one, I really want to try!

But I first need to find Shrinky Paper :(

Mami said...

uum..seems easy to make indeed.
whee can i have the PAPER?

Mitsy / ArtMind said...

I love schrinkles! What a neat idea! Super! :)

Viktoria said...

exiting!, I never heard about this shrinking paper

esque said...

Awesome! Gotta try this out!

Trudis said...

Fantastisch! Dit zet ik op mijn lijstje om op zoek achter te gaan in Belgiƫ. Leuk als je alles zelf kan maken.
Hasta pronto

Dymphie said...

leuk! Bedankt voor de tip :)

Valerie Deconinck said...

leuke tip!!

ik heb shrinkles in mijn assortiment maar hierop was ik nog niet gekomen hihi

groetjes Valerie

ByMiekK &Sew said...

Superleuk! Ik wist niet eens dat het bestond. Ga ik zeker eens proberen!

elisanna said...

wat een superidee!

Moois van mie said...

waar vindt je dat papier ergens ? Ik vind dat wel leuk nameljk ! En dat potlood kan er niet meer af ?