Thanks runningwolf, Sounds like I definately need to have a go at that!! Think I'll try and get some of the sort that's used to make the dragonfly pendant
Here is the website where I purchased mine: http://www.shrinkydinks.com/
Since I was so obsessed I ordered the 50 pack for $20.00 USD + tax and shipping... hate that part... but the sheets are very large, 10" X 8". I have seen smaller sheets of 5" X 4" (half the size) from companies like Klutz which come in smaller quantities; packs of 10 or 12. So basically with the 50 pack (10" X 8") you get double.
...Translucent shrinky dink paper peeping on corner...
What I tend to do is use a separate piece of paper (preferably plain white) to draw my creation and fix all the little imperfections before tracing onto the shrinky dink paper. Once I'm happy, I use prismacolor colored pencils to trace through shrinky paper since they are so vibrant. I like to fill in as many gaps possible but whats neat is that once it shrinks, all the colors bunch together and you achieve a solid color effect. After the whole process is done, I usually spray a gloss over to seal the work and give it a shine. You don't have to but I noticed that after many touches the work can get smeared or scratched. And with the spray you will have it looking the same, like the day you made it. You can also cut the paper to your desired shape. I like to leave a bit of an edge for a cool look. Wish you lots of luck