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Holiday Blizzard Project – Kris Silva’s Stick Pins

Kris Silva and I are on a Yahoo group together where Kris shared the following project with the members a few days ago. I was so taken with Kris's pins that I asked her if she would be willing to share her directions with all of you. She agreed. Kris sent me a pin, and let me tell you, it is even more gorgeous in real life!   I plan on using Kris's directions to make many of these pins!  And, Kris, please know that I will wear my pin with great pride! 

I hope you are as taken with Kris's pins as I am, and that you will try your hand at making your own.

Flower Stick Pins
By: Kris Silva, Guest Artistic Guide

Ornamental Joy T2798 (TAC)
Brilliance Pigment Ink - Galaxy Gold (Tsukineko)
Lapel Pins (Jewelry and Craft Essentials)
PolyShrink - artist's grade shrink plastic (TAC)
2 1/4" Black silk flower (TAC 2007)
Fix-All Adhesive by Super Glue (local hardware)
Marvy Uchida Giga Scalloped 3" Circle Punch (TAC)
McGill 1/8" Circle hand punch
Heat Tool or Oven



  1. Using the 3" scalloped circle punch, cut one circle from desired shrink plastic. Optional - Carefully punch a 1/8" hole in each scallop. It will sound as if the plastic is breaking.

  2. Ink the edges of the plastic with Brilliance ink. Then stamp your image on the center of the plastic. Stamps will slide on the plastic and the ink will smear easily, so work carefully.

  3. Shrink the plastic with the heat tool or in an oven per the manufacturer's instructions. If it does not lie completely flat I will set an acrylic block on the piece while it is warm to aid in flattening.

  4. Apply ink to silk flower as desired.
  5. Put stem of pin through center of flower from the front.

  6. Apply dollop of glue to head of pin. Apply disc on center of flower. You want the glue to spread away from the pin so that when you put on your plastic disc it seals the flower, pin and disc. 

  7. Allow to dry and wear with pride. Sign the back of your flower. 

Tips from Kris:
I have also used Palette Inks on the white and frosted plastic. Brilliance Inks are very dramatic on black plastic.

Silk flowers can be inked with your ink pads, Walnut Inks or Glimmer Mist Sprays.

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3 Responses »

  1. What a sweet lil add on to a card project. These I will give a stab..;-))

  2. These stick pins are just stunning in person!