Tutorial: Melted Plastic Picture Shrines

Melted Plastic Picture Shrines by Kathy Cano-Murillo, copyright 2010.

This is one of the projects we’ll be making on the 6th Annual Crafty Chica Cruise!

I’ve been making these pendants for a few years now and am finally sharing my tutorial. My inspiration was fired glass jewelry, but I wanted to get the look without a kiln. The result is a cross between clay and glass – made from plastic!

Read on for the tutorial

 Supplies:
Friendly Plastic
– Scissors
– Embossing gun
– Silicone mat
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Aleene’s Paper Glaze

Cut the plastic into small strips, about 2″ long. Heat a bit to warm up so it will be sticky and then add the other pieces to make a frame.

Like this!

Now cut up smaller pieces and add them as accents. Keep heating the plastic to stick on new elements. If you want to add a gem, add it into softened plastic, but after it’s cooled, remove the gem, add a dot of glue and set the gem. Otherwise the gem will fall out!

Print your pictures to fit the area and glue on the back facing frontwards.

Add the glaze to make them shiny! Add a bail or pin back to make into jewelry.

 

Go be shiny,
Kathy 🙂
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Love & light,


4 Responses

  1. The colors, the variety of designs, the themes all contribute to delicious eye candy!!! I am a newbie to your posts. Thank you. I read and save many of your ideas.Am ordering some of your items from ama. So excited and looking forward to joining you on your last CC cruise! Anita M R.

  2. estoy muy interesada en poder realizar las bellezas que Ud. ha publicado son preciosas y para regalo muy originales , cuenta con unas manos maravillosas. gracias

  3. I don’t know if you answer questions on here, but I was wondering what kind of plastic that is that you are using. I tried to use the link, but it is no longer working. The plastic almost looks like dichroic glass and I would love to tried something like this. I do fused glass work and it’s crazy how similar this material appears to the glass. I would love to try out a more affordable material.

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