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Very simple tutorial to create a heart-shaped embellishment using the embossing technique on the polyshrink.

Polyshrink (or simply shrink) is a sheet of heat shrinking plastic material. With heat it shrinks by 50% while maintaining the previously cropped shape. The new shape will be thicker and stronger. It can be decorated and colored with quick-drying colors such as alcohol based indelibles.

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Draw the desired shape on a sheet, in this case a simple heart. Place our polyshrink sheet and trace the shape. This will help us in cropping. If you have clipping masks, of course you are facilitated.

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Cut out the shape (scissors or paper or cardboard cutter are fine)

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To facilitate the attachment of the color, slightly scratch the surface with an abrasive block or very fine sandpaper.

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Now we can color it and decorate it. In this case we have created shades with colored chalks (chalk)

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With the embosser (hot air blower for embossing) carefully warm the heart by holding it gently so as not to move it. It will first start to crumple, then slowly it will shrink and thicken, returning to its original shape.

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Our heart is ready .. here is an embellishment to use as a pendant, for album covers or whatever you want. However, we can add effects with embossing powders.

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We dab the heart with an embossing ink.

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We pour the relief powder. Here we will use the transparent nacrè.

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We remove the excess dust and heat again with the embosser to dissolve it.

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our heart is done. Compared to the dust-free version, the heart is more shiny, and still maintains the nuanced effect that we have given with the chalks. Hello to the next 😉

Where can I find the scrapbooking materials used in the polyshrink tutorial?

Find the shrink sheets HERE

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