Online Class: "Copic With Us” Shrink Plastic Fall Earrings | Michaels

Ximena Vargas: Every day Too Americas: Okay, sweet. Hello, everyone. Thank you guys so much for joining me today. My name is Shannon and I’m going to be your project instructor Too Americas: So if you’ve been with us for some previous on coping demos Too Americas: First, we did a wave bookmark. Next, we did a goodie bag. And now, today, we’re going to do my personal favorite demo, which is showing you guys how to use your coping markers to make shrink plastic earrings and other necklaces, or like Too Americas: bracelet charms or whatnot. So today’s one of my favorite demos and it’s gonna be a little more hands on. So I’m going to be more thorough whenever I explained the materials and Too Americas: Go into more depth on my steps as moving along Too Americas: So before I get diving into the demo, I will let you guys know a little bit about me. So my again my name is Shannon and I’ve been using Copa markers for about 11 years now Too Americas: And my passion for creativity really took off when I was in eighth grade and about 13 years old and that passion for creativity. Took me through college Too Americas: I attended the Savannah College of Art design and received my BFA in illustration and for the past year or so I’ve been working with coping and I’m using my tips and tricks and sharing them Too Americas: With the company and with you guys today. So I’m going to actually share with you a little sneak peek. So these are an example of the earrings that we’re going to make today Too Americas: And on these the pumpkin shapes. I’m actually wearing them as a necklace right now as well so you can hook this onto a necklace chain. Again, if you want to make a bracelet that will work perfectly fine, too. But this is just a little example Too Americas: And when you signed up for the demo. There was a downloadable template sheets with four different shapes on it, so I’ll be working off of that downloadable templates Too Americas: And yeah, with that being said, I do want to mention that Nate is in the chat. So if you guys have any questions you can answer them. Um, if not maybe we’ll probably shoot them my way and I’ll answer them as best I can. So I’m going to go ahead and flip the screen and we’re gonna get started Too Americas: Is my overhead view Ximena Vargas: Yeah, we can see it just fine Ximena Vargas: Okay, awesome Too Americas: Alright, so here we are on our overhead view and I have a lot of different materials right here. So first off, I have my topic chow six piece primary set Too Americas: So on. You know, I had the red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple for today’s demo in particular. And because we’re using shrink plastic. I’m only going to use these four colors Too Americas: These two towards the end here are very dark. And when you apply the key to the plastic. They get even darker. So that’s why today, I’m going to use these lighter tone colors Too Americas: I also have my one point O multi liner pan over here. And then I also have some masking tape on some tweezers. I’ve got my earring hooks. I’ve got Too Americas: Again, my example that I showed you guys earlier I have scissors my pliers, a hole punch underneath here, you have my hand. My shrink plastic sheets and my heat gun Too Americas: I also have a paper towel here that I will use later on for a new technique that’s very, very fun. So these are all my materials that I’m going to use. And I’m going to start on taking away some of the items that I’m not going to use right away Too Americas: I want, I do want to mention, I think I forgot this because it had an item on top of it, this glass bowl. This is just a little Pyrex bowl. This will be great for placing our shrink plastic in so we apply the heat and it won’t blow away. So this is a nice glass container to have Too Americas: So right here, we’ve got our template and I’ll hold a ruler out for you guys to have as reference Too Americas: But these shapes are about three inches to three inches either two and a half, three inches. Obviously this shake down here is Too Americas: A little bit taller, a little bit skinnier. But this size of template works really well. When you’re using the shrink plastic Too Americas: Because it heats and it shrinks to a very good size. If you work larger than, say, four and a half to five inches. The plastic itself will start to have a lot of different effects and can cause a bit more complications. So I like to stay within this three by three inch range, give or take Too Americas: Okay, so I’ve got my sheet of shrink plastic. This particular brand has a like watermark and a grid Mark behind it. I actually kind of like it because it helps guide me and

Too Americas: You know where to cut and whatnot to. So I like that feature with this particular brand as well. You have this film. And when you heat it it like detaches from the plastic so no worries. Later on when you’re heating Nate (Copic Guy): Hey, Shannon. Quick question. We don’t have these templates up on the site just yet, but we will right Nate (Copic Guy): Yes, yes So, Nate (Copic Guy): Go, go Too Americas: Oh, sorry. I just say when you sign up for the class, they should be there on the list of materials and you can click on it and download it Nate (Copic Guy): Yep, we have as well on our website at dot I’ll put that link in the chat Too Americas: Yeah, yeah, we don’t have this on there just yet, but after the demo, we will Too Americas: Um, but yeah. And again, the shapes that I’m using the pretty simple. The more curves and tricks that you’ve got the harder it is to cut out, I guess, the longer it is to cut out so I’m keeping things really simple today and I’m just going to use the pumpkin Too Americas: Okay, so I’ve got my shrink sheets and placed it over the pumpkin shape in. So now I’m going to get some tape and just lightly tape it to my paper template Too Americas: And if you want to, you could laminate this template in case you’re afraid of getting marks on it. But this is just a regular printer paper sheets Too Americas: Okay, and what I’m actually going to do is bring out an example I always like to set my finished piece here for you guys to compare and I’m going to begin coloring, but I will lift this up and bring it closer to the camera. So you guys have a better angle of this once I finish each step Too Americas: Okay, so I’m going to take out my check out this is why 15. And what I really love about coach chow is that they have the same to nibs as the coke sketch. So it’s got your medium broad and you’re super brush Too Americas: For today’s demo, I’m only going to be using the super brush so we because it’s very flexible and it works really well with the plastic Too Americas: But if you don’t have the public chow and you happen to have public sketch. Again, the same to nibs. So that will be working perfectly fine. And if you also want to color your pumpkin, you know, purple, that’s fine too. I’m just using the more realistic colors for this demo today Okay Too Americas: And so what I’m going to do is I’m just go ahead and shade in each of these segments with the yellow. And if you notice, I’m going to hold this one up really quick Too Americas: If you notice to the midsection. I like to keep highlighted and then I’ll shade in some oranges on the top and the bottom. So I’m going to use the flicking technique if you joined us in the weeks prior. We’re going to use that flicking technique there Too Americas: Okay, so I’m going to just go ahead and color in each segment of the pumpkin with this yellow color Too Americas: And depending on which brand of shrink plastic you have that you’re working with. Some are more slick surface. So you’ll hear that marker squeaking sound. This is more of a frosted shrink plastic so you’re not going to hear any of those squeaks Too Americas: Shannon and I also tone down Nate (Copic Guy): Would you say that, up or down, Shannon Too Americas: Do I was Nate (Copic Guy): Sorry, smooth side up or down. We actually have a question from Stephen Too Americas: Oh this move side of the paper. Okay. Yeah, so, um, well for this particular brands like you can tell this is a lot darker. This is the backside. So I know that this is the front. But if you’re using a clear sheet where you can’t really tell that means either side would work just fine All right Too Americas: Yeah. And so if you have a frosted sheet. You should be able to tell because there’s a bit of a texture. That’s why it’s frosted it’s more opaque Too Americas: Um, so yeah, I like this brand of shrink plastic because it gives really good consistent results, especially when you shrink it Too Americas: And it also doesn’t have that squeak on the alcohol pigment actually sticks pretty well to this particular brand also. So that’s why I chose this one Too Americas: Okay, so let me hold this up real quick. You guys to see Too Americas: So all I did there was just color in those segments of the pumpkin in this bright yellow color. So now I’m going to take the wire zero for uncapped it on the super brush side and I’m going to flip and lift my marker, as I’m moving towards the middle again I’ll bring in my example here

Too Americas: But all starting the left hand side and flick the marker up and I’m not adding many strokes. Just a few Too Americas: And I’m kind of eyeballing it but trying to divide it into thirds, making sure that mid section of the pumpkin stays very bright and highlighted Too Americas: So they are added my orange is on the bottom. Now I’ll go from the top Too Americas: And do the same thing Too Americas: So again, just adding in these, um, quick little brush marks. That’s why I really love the super brush Too Americas: Name, in particular, it’s very flexible, but not too, too much of a mock it’s very Too Americas: Good for blending like this Too Americas: Okay and I’m going to lift this up and show you guys again Too Americas: So I’ve added in those orange flicks. And what’s nice about shrink plastic is that Too Americas: The if you see any particular strokes. Those will go away when they melt. So if you see like a particular stroke that stands out to you, those little details will not 100% go away, but they will be more minimal Too Americas: So I’m actually going to take this morning shape and draw a parallel line to the outlook Too Americas: I’m doing this just so that each segment stands out more. I’m just creating more contrast this way Too Americas: So there we go Too Americas: kept my orange color and set it aside. And the last thing that I’m going to do, I’m going to color this green Too Americas: Just to use the color straight out of the marker. But if you want to make it brown or any other color. And if you do the Red plus the purple Too Americas: That will give you a brown color. So if you want to do that use this on our 37 and the BB zero a if you away or those on top of your plastic. It will give you more of a brown color Too Americas: Okay, so I’m going to take this green and fill this area in Too Americas: As best I can Too Americas: Again, I love the quality of the string plastic, but sometimes with these watermarks on the back. It’s hard to see where exactly I’m colorings I’m just kind of eyeballing it if I go outside the lines I get to cut it out later. So that’s really nice Too Americas: So here we go. I’m just going to look this up and that is what our pumpkin is looking like so far. So now I’m going to take my multi liner and outline the shape of the pumpkin Too Americas: So I’ve got my multi liner 1.0 right here and I’m using the thickest multi liner name that Kobe has. So this is 1.0. This one’s very thick Too Americas: And it makes it really easy for quick outlining but that news is a very thick and actually one of my favorites. I love this because I like to color large areas so Too Americas: Okay, and now I’m just going to start the middle here Too Americas: And add in these outlines Too Americas: Turn my page so you guys can see Too Americas: But yeah, I’m just bringing it around And Too Americas: I’m kind of working slow and steady with my hands Too Americas: Me go ahead and finish this damn right here Too Americas: I like the little curves and the bumps that I’ve got on the shape. So I want to try and preserve that As best I can Too Americas: And I actually do have a question to the audience. How many of you guys have worked with strength plastic before Too Americas: I just started using shrink plastic about a year ago and I really love the different effects. You can get with it and I really had no idea. Codecs will work. So with them Nate (Copic Guy): A bunch of people in the chat have worked with shrink plastic Kristin Mattel brings up. It’s definitely an underrated medium Too Americas: Yeah, definitely. No, I would agree. And again, I thought that, you know, shrink plastic would just make the markers really squeaky Too Americas: And like wouldn’t actually stick to the pigment. But again, this particular brand that I found works really well and has really good consistent effects to it, too. So Too Americas: Yeah, I’m going to lift this up and show you guys Too Americas: Am I going too fast or my pace going okay Too Americas: So let me make sure I’m on the decent pace here

Too Americas: Okay, so there’s my one pumpkin shape. And what I’m going to do now Too Americas: For the sake of the demo. And because this is going to be recorded. I’m not going to repeat the exact same shape, since I’ve got four to work with. So all you need to do to make a pair of earrings is just to repeat this. I’m actually going to Too Americas: Slide to this shape down here, this long and skinny. This shape is also very easy and quick to cut out. So I’m going to go ahead and move to this shape Too Americas: And again, if you want to get more details and information on how we made the pumpkin the recording will be posted Too Americas: Again, I just working for the demo Too Americas: Okay, so if you noticed, I actually turned by template around I’m doing that so that it fits snug to my shrink plastic and I don’t want to waste any area of my shrink plastic so I’m kind of turning my paper and making sure that I’m not wasting any room Too Americas: Okay, so I’m going to use my tape again Too Americas: And gently tape it to my template Too Americas: OK, and now I’m going to use a slightly different color combination. So I’m actually going to color the leaf shape with the red and then the inside with the yellow and the orange Too Americas: So let’s actually start with our lightest color. First I’m going to color this in with the yellow Too Americas: So I’ve added that one layer of yellow Too Americas: Going to use my orange Now I why are 04 10 Nate (Copic Guy): Serial question Too Americas: Another one Nate (Copic Guy): The other materials question. Susan wants to know, can you Sharpie markers with this Too Americas: Um, yes Sharpies are alcohol. They have quite an odor. So just be careful. Make sure going to ventilated area. But yes, you can use Sharpies if you want. Right Nate (Copic Guy): Yeah Too Americas: Um, but yeah. If you notice, I had the yellow first and then I flicked the orange. I’m going to actually use the yellow again to soften that blend with just a few quick strokes Too Americas: Because, again, this is plastic so you can’t really layer that many times. Like you could with marker paper. So it’s a different type of surface kind of finicky, but still gives really good effects and good ones. Okay, so now I’m going to take my read and I’m going to outline the leaf shape Too Americas: And again I’m just making sure my hand is comfortable and working relatively quickly Too Americas: With plastic. Sometimes the color will settle a lot faster than paper. And that’s just due to the surface. So that’s why I’m working lickety split Too Americas: Okay, yeah. I quickly added in those. And now that I’m at the outlining process. I’m going to go ahead and turn it Too Americas: But again, this is a very nice vibrant rich red color. If you want to actually I’ll show you guys this as well Too Americas: You can add a few flicks to make some more depth. But again, because it’s plastic, you really can’t do too many layers. But you can do about two, maybe three depending on your surface of the plastic what brand you’re using Too Americas: So we’ve got a little bit of a gradation, they’re just using the same color twice. So now I’m going to use my multi line or pen, yet again, I love these multi liners, they work really well with your codex Too Americas: Okay, so I’m going to color sorry outline this curve on the outside Too Americas: And just yeah work from the middle here if you want to add more line variation you can as well Too Americas: And by line variation. I just mean you know say I want to make this stem part thicker. I can make another line parallel to the first one I drew and kind of neat it somewhere in the middle. So we’ve got a little bit more thin and thick Too Americas: Okay, draw a line here at my stem Too Americas: And then bring this around

Too Americas: To what I mentioned to that if you’re not too keen on making your own template or didn’t have time today to print this out before the demo Too Americas: Stamps, I think would probably work on shrink plastic or if you had a printed design, you could probably run a sheet of plastic, depending on your printer through a printer and that way you don’t have to Too Americas: You know outline everything you can just have your design and then use your colors Too Americas: Okay, so I’m just adding a few lines in here to add some detail Too Americas: And I will lift this up for you guys to see as I on tape it Too Americas: Okay, so Too Americas: Here we go. We’ve got this again, you can kind of see my hand underneath that we’ve got this red and yellow leaf shape. And we’ve also got our pumpkin shape Too Americas: Okay, so I’m going to go ahead and actually cut these two shapes out Too Americas: And set this template aside Too Americas: And grab my scissors Too Americas: And again, I just, I don’t want to waste any shrink plastic paper. So I like to cut pretty much as close as I possibly can Too Americas: You can cut you know directly on the line Too Americas: I don’t like to hold the keep the weight of the paper there so I don’t cut as precise Too Americas: Cutting that out. So I’m going to start here with this pumpkin where the stem is and just keep working around the outside of my shape Too Americas: So again, for the demo today. I’m working with my easier shapes on the template. But if you wanted to color any of the other shapes. I’m excited to see how your guys’s turnout Nate (Copic Guy): Shannon Nate (Copic Guy): We’ve got a question about the size of the pumpkin, you’re Nate (Copic Guy): Currently working on, what’s the size you’re working on right now Too Americas: This is about three by three inches, give or take. I think it’s like two and three fourths by 240 Too Americas: But yeah, I mentioned at the very beginning of the demo. Probably when people were still logging in Too Americas: Not to work too much above four and a half by four and a half inches when you apply the heat. As you’ll notice in a few minutes. The shrink plastic will shrivel up and like crinkled up on itself. And if your image Too Americas: Pre before it’s shrunk. If it’s too big. Sometimes those little kinks don’t correct themselves. So that’s why I like to stay within the three by three inch area Too Americas: As going off of that too. Um, I’m not making incisions deep into my design. So for example, if this was a flower Too Americas: And I had pedals. I don’t want to cut too far in because again that’s going to be a lot harder to flatten out and to make sure it stays smooth. Once the heat is applied Too Americas: So that’s why these shapes are pretty, pretty simple and straightforward. That’s just another tip that I’ve learned through making my own mistakes Too Americas: Okay, I’m gonna go ahead and cut this one out really quick Too Americas: Is there any more Nate (Copic Guy): Questions that I can. Yeah, we got a couple. Actually, let’s Nate (Copic Guy): See Nate (Copic Guy): You gotta go through the list real fast. So Kathy. If you ink stamp. Do you stamp color and still mark the outline or just stamping color Too Americas: Oh, see, I Too Americas: Don’t have what Nate (Copic Guy): We’re working on today, but like i think it’s worth checking Too Americas: Yeah I because I am a codec person and I’ve been using us for so long. I have never actually tried out stamped with string plastic, but I know that it does work. I have seen it Nate (Copic Guy): Might have an answer Kareena in the chat Kareena also works Nate (Copic Guy): With us at copake Kareena. Do you think you could answer this customer in the chat about ink stamping. Maybe we could figure out some technique to make these shrink plastic earrings with Nate (Copic Guy): Stamps Tracy actually Shannon Tracy wants to know, Would it be okay to use a light box for tracing on the shrink plastic or would that cause a problem with the heat from the light box Too Americas: Yeah, so if you do want to use a light box that will work. I just think that know for the tracing purpose. Just make sure you’re not hating on the light box. That sounds like a Too Americas: recipe for disaster. So because the light box produces a lot of heat itself. So, you know, trace over the light box with your plastic and then Too Americas: You know, move it away. When you’re melting it. But other than that, I think it should work. Check the label of your shrink plastic to make sure but I have, I think that would be fine

Too Americas: All right. Okay. I’m actually going to start off here with my pumpkin shake and I’ve got my paper towel behind me here Too Americas: And so what I’m going to do is a very, very fun technique. And this is actually a technique I recently learned Too Americas: Again, after using these markers for 11 years. You think I would know it all. But this technique is one of my favorites. So I’ve got a clear sheet of plastic Too Americas: That I’m going to use with my super brush in him to flick against the plastic and to make a splattering effect. So do you see here on this earring how I have all these squatters and whatnot. This is a spontaneous effect that I got by I’m splattering on shrink plastic itself Too Americas: So that is what I’m going to do next with my green color Too Americas: I like how the green stands out against these bright oranges and yellows. So at this point to you will hear home marker squeak Too Americas: But also doing imagine I pinch it and I curve, the shrink plastic until almost like a U shape with my thumb, so I don’t just flick against it straight on. I kind of curl it. So I’m going to do that with my thumb and curl it and I’m going to flick Too Americas: Looks like I got a few pieces of ink off the side here Too Americas: But when I curve, the plastic. It gives me more direction of where my splatters were going Too Americas: And also gives off more ink this way Too Americas: So I will set that down and lift that up. Can you guys see all those little speckles and dots Too Americas: Yeah, so all I did there was on flick with my super brush knit to get those effects Too Americas: I’m so far I’ve used markers. A lot of these for the flicking technique and the edge of my name is not afraid or it’s not damaged. But if you do this Too Americas: A lot and your new does happen to get a little bit damaged cope. It does have replacement lives and they look like this Too Americas: So the plastic can see the reflection, but it comes in a packet like this and if you do have damaged nibs, you can always replace them. So that’s really nice about your code markers. You don’t have to throw them away. If that happens. So just a little side note, Too Americas: Okay, I’m going to set my pumpkin aside and I’m going to bring my other shape out this longer and skinnier one Too Americas: And I’m going to do here is actually use one of these really dark colors when he uses blue, and I’m going to flip it. Just a couple times because again it’s it’s a pretty dark, rich, if I draw on the napkin, you’ll see how dark that blue is very pretty Too Americas: Actually one of my favorite Copa colors. So again, I’ll curl the plastic pinch to with my thumb and I’ll make a couple of six Too Americas: Something about this technique is all the satisfying for me. So I really love this part of the demo and the following parts that I’m about to show Too Americas: So that is what that blue looks like. I only added a couple of flick marks there, but I like the blue because it makes it really stand out against these really light colors and give some nice purple effects with the red as those colors blend Too Americas: So that is what this shape looks like Too Americas: Okay, so I’m going to go ahead and get out my hole punch Too Americas: And I’m going to punch a hole at the top, but when I punch this hole. I want to make sure I’m not too close to any of the edges Too Americas: If you do happen to cut too far against the edge when you shrink it, it’s going to have some issues and it’ll break Too Americas: Break apart and we don’t want that to happen because we want to have an easy fish hook to make our earrings or whatnot. So I’m going to go around this area, and I’m going to punch a hole So flip it so you guys can see It looks good Too Americas: Okay, so if you notice from holding this against the white surface you can see, you know, it’s not too close, but close enough that we have a good incision right there. And this circle itself will shrink very small when we add the heat Too Americas: Hey, I sat down and do the same thing here for the pumpkin. I’m going to go right in this area right there Too Americas: So I’ll turn that around, make sure it’s lined up where I want it Too Americas: Okay, perfect Too Americas: So if you notice

Too Americas: Jen real quick before Nate (Copic Guy): You before you finish up with this gene has a question. Where do you get that little piece of scrap plastic and use for flicking Too Americas: Oh, yeah. So this is actually just a scrap from another brand of string plastic. I could have cut out, you know, a sheet from here I could cut this little piece out and use that to flick against. So that’s all it is. It’s just a different scrap that I had laying by Too Americas: Yeah, if you happen to have any other little spare scraps of plastic that will work Too Americas: I’m going to do in a hold of this up and let you guys see look at how close I got right there to the edge. That was a little closer than I had hoped, but this should be okay. I just want to, I want you guys. Now let’s have a to close Too Americas: OK. So now is the really fun part. I’m going to slide aside my markers and whatnot and show you guys the shrinking Nate (Copic Guy): Process. So Too Americas: Again, this is where the prowl goes. Ooh. And because this is where you’re, you know, design can go from Too Americas: This size to this size. And if you notice to this looks very bright and notice how much darker. It gets once it is shrunk so again this is just a little bit of a comparison. We’ve got the pre, you know, drawn out design and this is how small it gets whenever it is shrunk Too Americas: Okay, so I’m going to place this in my little bowl Too Americas: And I’m going to have on deck my tweezers. So I in this part, I am going to work very quickly because that’s good things are going to get toasty Too Americas: And I only have a very short amount of time to make any changes if I need to, to my pumpkin because it cools off very fast. So I will turn on my heat gun. It’s gonna be a little bit noisy Too Americas: But I’m gonna apply the heat and when I do, you will see this shape kind of crumble and fold, but don’t panic if that happens, that’s normal Too Americas: And I want to let you know that you know that it’s fully heated when it lays flat again Too Americas: And if you happen to have a kink or something in your plastic might not be perfectly flat, but I have not had that happen at all with this brand of shrink plastic so again you know it’s fully heated and ready for you know cooling off or turn off your heat gun when it’s flat again Too Americas: Okay, so I’m going to bring out my heat gun Nate (Copic Guy): While you are looking for that Shannon someone brings up if you don’t have a heat gun. Can you use a hairdryer, or do you need that directed like Nate (Copic Guy): For ski Too Americas: Yeah, so the hair dryer is not going to be hot enough for sharing plastic. So I think the right temperature is 325 degrees or higher Too Americas: Now we’re messy Too Americas: ovens work. Yes, they do. Yes, so Too Americas: Indeed, so if you even had like an Easy Bake Oven or a toaster oven or just your regular oven in the kitchen Too Americas: That works too. So say I made 20 pumpkins lay them out on a cookie sheet and put them in the oven. You can definitely do that as well. So just for the sake of the demo and not having you guys go into my kitchen. We’re going to use the heat gun. So I’ve got Too Americas: More of an industrial grade. He gun here Too Americas: It’s got to temperature settings. I’m going to use the higher one Too Americas: And it’s also got these little problems. So that’s all set it up later. But yeah, let me move this over again my tweezers on deck. And if you have any finger gloves Too Americas: Or like heat sensitivity that might be a good idea. I’m barely going to touch this. Once it’s heated so um I’ll work mostly with my tweezers Too Americas: But yeah, I’m going to do this and I have other samples here to keep showing this process. If you need me to. But again, a little bit noisy. So here we go Too Americas: Remove this sheet of plastic that came off. Flip it over to its right side. I don’t want to burn my hands, but I read this closer for you guys to see Too Americas: Okay there it’s laying flat. I’m going to slide it out with a glass onto my surface tweezers on deck. Use it to smooth it out. So it’s flat

Too Americas: And again, I’m touching it very quickly with my fingers but Too Americas: These are just, you know, regular cosmetic tweezers just household items. There’s other tools out there specifically for shrink plastic. But again, this is more of a DIY so I’m lifting that up. And this is what that pumpkin looks like Too Americas: And we go ahead and hold that against my napkin that’s white Too Americas: And I’ll show you with another one Too Americas: So they look very similar, they shrink in a very similar way. If I had any bumps or one of any changes. I can place this in the glass bowl and reheat it Too Americas: And reactivate the plastic. So if I wanted to say curve it or make it into a different shape instead of laying a flat or you can do that by reheating it Too Americas: But yeah, I’m going to go ahead and show you guys again with my other shape Too Americas: I’ll set my pumpkins aside and I’m going to try and hold this up more to my phone so that you guys can see this angle Too Americas: Okay. Set that aside Too Americas: Before I do this other any other questions with the heat gun or like anything of that nature, that I can answer really quick Too Americas: Nate Nate (Copic Guy): Not yet. We’re actually handling everything in the chat so far Too Americas: A couple questions Nate (Copic Guy): Real quick, about the hole punch itself. It’s just a standard hole punch right like between six and eight millimeters, just a normal one Too Americas: Yeah Too Americas: This I think is Too Americas: Actually got a Walgreens, like in their school supply section. So very, very standard. The most extreme standard So, Nate (Copic Guy): Sorry, Chris Dante’s question. Do you need to turn in the oven. You do not need to turn it over in the oven. Maria, you can buy the shrink paper at Michael’s shrink classic in this case Nate (Copic Guy): Yes. And do to do to do. Sorry. Lou wants to know if you can use a glass cup because you’re using a Pyrex cup, but can they yes Glasgow Too Americas: I think as long as it’s like some kind of dish that’s oven safe because again the temperature my heat gun is similar to the temperature in an oven so as long as what you’re using. It’s a ceramic dish, not as long as it’s good for it says oven safe, you should be fine Too Americas: Could use a microwave oven. I’m not sure about microwave oven Too Americas: If credos of the chat Kareena might know that answer. Okay. But, um, yeah. So this shape is coming a little bit higher up in my, in my bowl Too Americas: When I hold my heat gun up, it loses focus on the object. So I’m going to try my best to hold it up Too Americas: If I put it back down. It’s harder to Too Americas: See, it’s just because the ball is getting Too Americas: Hot and one for myself. So please practice safe crafting when you guys are doing this at home. Okay, I’m gonna light it up again and we’re gonna see this one shrink to Too Americas: Okay, again, I’m just quickly removing this piece of paper and again Too Americas: Okay slider out real quick Too Americas: Tweezers on deck smooth it out quickly touching with my fingers. But again, not very much because it’s still hot Too Americas: There we go. Okay, grab my napkin Too Americas: Okay, that’s what that shape looks like Too Americas: Holding it up as best I can Too Americas: Okay, yeah. So again, this red got pretty dark once we he did it up and you saw it a hum because the shape is longer and skinnier. It was kind of swirling when it was inside the bowl Too Americas: That will happen. It’s actually very common and that’s also why I like to have the ball with the higher kind of borders here so it doesn’t go flying off into my workstation. That’s the last thing I want to happen. So, but, yeah, this is what this leaf shape looks like

Too Americas: And before I attach the earring hooks. I’m actually going to do the other two shapes that I have pre colored and pre cut so you guys see what the other to look like. So again, from our template we had Too Americas: You know this shape as well. And we also had this more pointy kind of maple shape. So I’ve called I’m sorry shrunk the pumpkin. I’m this longer slender shape and I’m going to do this more curved and then we’ll do the last one Too Americas: So again, my apologies for the camera view, it does get pretty hot, so I can’t hold it up, but I will try my best to let you guys see this Too Americas: Okay, I’m going to do this again Too Americas: Okay quickly remove this sheet that’s that’s toasty and again Too Americas: Okay, now that’s laying flat slide out Too Americas: Tweezers just to make sure it’s move Too Americas: And again, it gets hardened within a few seconds. So at this point, you got to work really, really quick. Let me get my pal again Too Americas: And as a comparison. I’ll put all three here for you Too Americas: So that’s what we’ve got so far the three items from that template. We’ve got this pumpkin Too Americas: We’ve got this longer and skinnier leaf shape with that deep red color and then we’ve got this more curved leaf shape Too Americas: Okay, last but not least, I’m going to show you guys what the final shape looks like Too Americas: And I do want to mention to with this brand. We’ve got these crinkled sheets and they have a little bit of a stick to them. So you can just kind of put them together. Sprinkle them up and toss them in your trash bin Too Americas: See the final one. Um, I do want to mention to as I’m looking in the chat and seeing questions about overheating. I actually have a more industrial grade heat gun on that I’m working with Too Americas: But you can find other he guns or toaster ovens, or, you know, whatnot, for you to work with. If you happen to have a say you hear a little clicking sound Too Americas: Usually that means it’s overheated. So just let it you know cool down for about five minutes or so and then your he gun should be back to business and good to go Too Americas: Okay, so last shape. I actually want to show you guys what this green will look like. And this is actually an example, without the speckles without little dots. So again, just to have as a different example of Too Americas: Say if you just want to color it. This is what it will look like. So let’s leave that in here Too Americas: And do it one more time Real quick. Okay Too Americas: So really quick Too Americas: Tweezers on Decks that out this shape actually ways for some reason, out of all my shapes in the template and lays very flat very easily Too Americas: And Too Americas: Shoot. Oh no, I just wanted Too Americas: To make sure that’s flat before it Too Americas: hardens okay Too Americas: I also just realized as I was drinking that I forgot to punch the hole so that won’t be an earring. Maybe it’ll be glued to a ring

Too Americas: Um, but yeah. So that’s what that green looks like. Again, hoping that my Brightness is good enough here and my camera view Too Americas: But that is what that shape. If I hold it up. That’s actually better. So that’s what the green looks like when it’s shrunk. It’s actually quite a pretty color. I really love in this primary set I particularly love those Too Americas: The yellow, the orange and the green colors, some of my favorites. But again, here’s the pumpkin with a speckles Too Americas: Here’s our red longer and skinnier leaf shape Too Americas: And here is our other curved shape Too Americas: Okay. So remember how I said, these were about three by three inches. I’m going to grab my ruler and actually measure this. So the pumpkin when its trunk is about one inch Too Americas: Same with this shape. So there are about one third of the size again just holding these up. This is about one and a half inches long. But yeah, they get to about one third of the size. So just want to make sure you guys know that whatever you want to make your own Too Americas: Okay, so, um, before we go ahead and end the demo. Is there anything else you guys want me to repeat or any other questions you guys have for me Nate (Copic Guy): We’re listening Too Americas: Yeah. And if you wanted to turn on your camera on. If you guys have followed along with me or are just, you know, practicing with your own templates. I love to see what you guys have made Nate (Copic Guy): Yeah, so far, folks do not have any questions, they’re just very grateful for the demonstration itself. If anybody has been following along, and made any projects. Please hold up to the camera so it can take a look at them Nate (Copic Guy): Or you can just wave at the camera, if you like Nate (Copic Guy): Thank you Too Americas: This way. Yeah, yeah. Again, before I started the demo, I mentioned that this was a very hands on Too Americas: Demo and that required more tools and whatnot. So that’s the joy of these Michaels demos, is that they’re recorded and you can go back when you do have the supplies. Oh, sweet. I see a couple. That’s awesome. Teresa. I see a few I see Michelle Nate (Copic Guy): Oh, these are looking up Too Americas: Yeah. Let’s look great Too Americas: Yeah, I’m just looking and trying to see if anyone else has anything up. But yeah, those are awesome Too Americas: Okay, sweet. Thank you, guys. Um, but yeah. Is there any other questions Nate (Copic Guy): I think we’re good. I Too Americas: Think we’re good. Okay. Um, yeah. Well, thank you guys so much for joining. I am going to drop this in here as well. Um, you know, tag us if you’ve created these Too Americas: On Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, I also have a personal Instagram. If you guys want to see what I’m up to with my topic markers Too Americas: I use them every single day and I really am obsessed with them. So if you have any other questions, you know, please reach out to us on any of these social channels. And we do have one more demo scheduled for next Thursday Too Americas: Also at 4pm Central time and that was going to be another more hands on demo on with the airbrush system. So I’m going to introduce how to use airbrush system Too Americas: Using stencils and coke sketch. So that will be next week, same day of the week on Thursday, same time at 4pm central and name will also be with me for that in the chat. So thank you guys so much for talking with him to Too Americas: Okay, Nate, anything else Nate (Copic Guy): I think that’s it. Thank you very much, everybody Too Americas: Okay, awesome. Thank you guys so much for joining. I really can’t wait to see what you guys do is drink plastic and go quick. Okay, I’ll see you guys next week. Bye Nate (Copic Guy): Or Peace out. Everybody see you next week