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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: SHRINKY DINKS on: February 13, 2009 01:16:11 PM
Hello, fellow shrinkie fans!

I love using the frosted Shrinkles with watercolour derwent pencils, with a strong hand colouring, the come out really perfect and vibrant. I've had much success with them in my shop.

Now I want to experiment with inkjet shrinkets. I sorted out the opacity situation, but I can't seem to stop them warping horribly in the oven. I've ruined four or five batche now. They come out perfectly flat, no indents or funny curly bits, but they are squided together. I wanted circles but instead I have perfect ovals.

Why is this happening? Is the brand I'm using just a bit crap? They always warp in the same way, so its obviously to do with the 'grain' of the paper. Has anyone had any success solving this? I'm using the right temprature and everything.
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: SHRINKY DINKS on: August 09, 2008 08:35:52 AM
By outside edge, do you mean the actual SIDE EDGE of the plastic, or just around the outside of your design?

I think you would be better off doing this after shrinking - not only will you now have to worry about the fumes, but it will be 40% less work to do!
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: New Resin Photo Pendants on: August 02, 2008 03:47:46 AM
I have been searching fior some bezels for AGES and haven't been able to find anything at all.

4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: SHRINKY DINKS on: August 02, 2008 03:25:33 AM
I'm using layers of decoupage paper glaze. I got it from the craft store, it's acalled 'paper glaze'

It doesn't smear the shrinky dinks at all.

I use about 5 or six layers, which I drip on with the end of a pencil. then spread it thinly over the plastic and leave over night to dry. My shrinks look fab and shiny now, and it protects the colour I have used on them. It looks fab!
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Jewelry out of photo negatives? on: August 02, 2008 03:00:24 AM
Have you tried using something to back the negative with?

I would probably try something like shrink plastic, shrunk and then stick the negative on with a craft glue suitable for scrapbooking, then mod podge on that.

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