Intro: Kitten Brooch
My kitten grows up quickly . I still remember what he looked like when he first came to my house.He was just palm-sized, but now he grows bigger and bigger than a man's arm. I miss those old days when I fed him with a milk bottle. When I reached out ,he would climb to my palm.When I lay on the sofa, he would nest on my shoulder and purr contentedly. I'd like to look back for the lovely image of my pet cat.
Now I want to use my kitten's photo albums to retain my memories,so I make these jewelries.I will give one of them as a gift to the woman who saved the kitten's life.She found my kitten,which hid behind a wheel of a huge garbage truck.Therefore,I want to show my thankfulness with the jewelry.
Step 1: Create an Image
- Pick one of your favorite photos.
- Remove the picture background.I used the Alpha of Apple Software.
- Use the XnSketch of App.
- Deepen outline then you can highlight the picture theme.
Step 2: You Need...
- Shrinky Dink plastic
- A picture printed
- Anything that can be attached to the paint on plastic.Such as acrylic paint, color pencils and so on.
- Abrasive paper
- A pair of scissors
- Oven mitt
- Diamond glaze
- hole puncher
By the way, I only learned three sketch lessons.
Step 3: Coarse Grinding
- Shrinky Dink plastic grinds with abrasive paper then paint.Color is easily attached to the plastic.
If you give a matte appearance to the pattern outside the range, it will cause a matte effect.Even after the toasting process, the pattern will become smaller.
- I didn't want this matte effect. Therefore,I painted acrylic color at the bottom of the picture.
Step 4: Tracing
Plastic and printed pattern combined with tape.Then paint it.
Step 5: Broil
Step 6: Successful?
It looks very delicate.
Step 7: Error: Do Not Understand the Material Properties
I didn't know the diamond glaze blur picture, especially the aqueous pigment.I had to do it again.
Compare the old and new, you can see the difference.
Step 8: Don't Do This Too
The Shrinky Dink plastic does not direct printing with printer.Unless you're sure it can be used for the printer.
Step 9: Brooch
Step 10: My Friend's Cat
One of my friends likes my product too.So she asked me to paint her cat.
You can see it that has a little transparent look.
Step 11: Gift
Thank you for reading my instructable.
I have some imperfect works want to give you as a gift.
Please leave a message at the bottom. Where you live, and what you want the product.Because of the freight, I would choose person which live in Asia as a priority.I will try to contact with you in private.