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Shrinky Dink Brooches

I’ve been playing around with shrink plastic over the last couple of weeks while working on a few designs for badges and magnets.

Two of my initial designs are printed below. These were printed using Shrinky Dink Inkjet, after an initial unsuccessful attempt using the (not inkjet friendly) Shrinkles paper available in the UK.

The first is a still from the Hong Kong film Rouge, and features the actress Anita Mui.

Handmade brooch featuring actress Anita Mui from the film Rouge

The second features a Japanese Kasa Obake or umbrella ghost. My drawing is based on a toy my friend Emma bought back from a trip to Japan a few years ago, which is pictured below my badge.

Kasa Obake Umbrella Ghost Brooch

Japanese Umbrella Ghost