I wasn’t sure where to pop this little guy… so I hope here is ok!
When I was browsing the craft section at Daiso I came across some shrink plastic. Side note, in Australia, everything at Daiso is $2.80. I know Japan it is ¥105, I was wondering what the items cost where you live?
I decided to make a pusheen charm and it turned out ok! I watched a couple of YouTube tutes to make sure I didn’t do anything drastically wrong.
First I cleaned the plastic (and my fingers) with isopropyl alcohol, then I traced the image from my phone screen with a grey lead pencil - that was difficult before I got out the washi tape I would recommend printing something out.
Next I traced over those lines with a black sharpie. I then coloured the image using my prismacolor pencils - pencils were ok as this was the ‘rough’ shrink plastic, if it’s the smooth kind, pencils won’t work. After I was happy with how much colour I had laid down, I cut around the shape and used a hole punch to make a spot for later on.
Into the oven he went for only a little while, then straight out and flattened with a smooth heavy object.
I painted the back with white acrylic to make the colours pop more, this took quite a few coats and I can probably put that down to my paint. Last I painted a sealant over the front and left it to dry for 24 hours.
He’s cute, not sure where his home will be yet, but it was a fun way to spend an evening crafting to The X-Files