Here in the UK, Halloween is a day of witches, and pumpkin carving, and of children knocking on doors trick and treating, and it has never been a very big occasion. However with the introduction of the range of Tim Holtz's Halloween dies and embossing folders, I have felt more drawn to using them as part of Halloween, and even beyond that. I love his witch die, and as soon as I saw it knew that it would work perfectly with Shrink Plastic. I have used it with a Inkjet printable shrink plastic , which means that you can use any ink on it at all.
I die cut the shapes, using the cat and bird and even the little bat. If you want to hang them like I did on a necklace , then make sure you punch a good size hole in them before you shrink. The plastic is likely to crack if you do it afterwards.
I coloured the pieces up with Black and Copper Dabbers, and this gave it a very textured look when shrunk. Make sure you paint both sides. I actually heated them up with a gentle type heat gun, otherwise they blow away, across the desk and onto the floor!! To keep them within reach , try putting them in anon stick baking tray to avoid the blowing away. In truth I should tell you to heat them in an oven, as per the instructions as this will give you an overall shrink rate too.
I added them to a lace chain with jump rings, and voila a spookyplastic necklace!