This beautiful gingko leaf earrings tutorial (no longer available) by Stephanie of wellnesting is a marvelous example of how you can use ordinary shrink plastic and come up with something so striking.

She drew the design about 3 times bigger than what she wanted as the plastic will shrink down.  I like how she also used a metallic gold leaf kit to add that dash of glamor.

She used a fine point Sakura Pigma Micron pen such as this set.  The high quality artist marker pen is way superior to the typical fine point marker pen.

You can use a popular brand like Shrinky Dinks -the pre-frosted kind or sanding the clear kind. This stops inks from smearing.  You can use recycled plastic #6 - the clear kind used as food containers. But  I recommend you use shrink plastic because they provide proper instructions and the right low-ish temperatures you should be using.

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