Charlotte Pickrel



I love art and color and for the last few years have really loved rubber stamping. I am a self taught artist, and I continue my art education by taking classes at the local art school in different mediums that interest me and traveling to several large cities in Texas to take classes from noted stamping and stamping related experts.

For several years I have taught beginning to advanced technique classes in rubber stamping in several rubber stamping/scrapbook and craft stores around Austin, Texas, where I have lived most of my adult life with my husband and three children.

Stamping on PolyShrink has been so much fun for me and also for everyone that I introduce to this product. It brings back the joy of childhood fun with art while making items I can enjoy as an adult such as jewelry and wonderful additions to paper art projects.


Materials list:

  • Sanded Translucent
  • PolyShrink Heat setting ink (Crafter's or Fabrico)
  • Colored pencils
  • DecoColor metallic paint marker

The charms were colored with pencils using the Stamp Aligner method. (see below)

The stamps I used are all Jammin' Stamps and are all Texas wildflowers and of course the Texas flag and a pair of boots!

Each charm is edged after shrinking with gold DecoColor marker. I stamped a small gold sun on the back of each piece so it would look nice if it flipped over. The beads are all Blue Moon brand.

Stamp Aligner Method

  1. Using a stamp aligner, stamp your image on paper
  2. Position PolyShrink into the corner of the aligner, tape down & color.
  3. Reposition the stamp aligner to the pre-colored PolyShrink & stamp 

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