April 10th Members Meeting 1:30 at the Palatine library.

We will be working on a Shrink Art display for the international exhibition in Florida this summer. Emily Weichbrod will guide us in this process.

Hoping that we can get a video connection or recording for the demo.


Shrink Plastic Demo Supply List from Emily


If in person each person needs to bring:

  1. Colored Pencils of choice

  2. Reference of simple object (or idea of a simple object to draw)

“simple” being something you can draw in 30-40 minutes

Should be either 8.5 x 11 or 4.25 x 5.5 inches (full sheet vs half sheet)

  1. 3x 4 inch pieces of colored paper – white, black, mid-tone and a bright color. These can be construction paper, doesn’t have to be your nice paper 😊

I’ll bring:

  1. 8.5 x 11 inch sheets of Grafix shrink plastic

  2. Some simple references and extra pencils (for those that forget and/or new people)

  3. Heat gun and Toaster oven for shrinking

  4. Examples – “before” and “after”

If online each person should have:

  1. Colored pencils of choice

  2. Reference of simple object (or idea of a simple object to draw)

“simple” being something you can draw in 30-40 minutes

Should be either 8.5 x 11 or 4.25 x 5.5 inches

  1. 3x 4 inch piece of colored paper – white, black, mid-tone and a bright color. These can be construction paper, doesn’t have to be your nice paper 😊

  2. Grafix sanded shrink plastic – you can order a 6 pack from DickBlick: https://www.dickblick.com/items/grafix-shrink-film-85-x-11-sanded-shrink-film-clear-6-sheets/

Or if I have a list of people a few weeks in advance I can mail a couple sheets to each person (I have somewhere approaching 100 sheets, I can share!)

  1. Heat source that can get to 325 degrees – heat gun or ovens are best.

Optional:

Scissors and/or single hole punch