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« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2007 10:36:01 AM »

Wow - your stuff is really gorgeous.
It looks very professionally done.
I'm somewhat confused though - I recently tried shrinkydinks and it said in the packaging not to use water-based anything - water colour pencils or paints, even crayola markers? Also it said to be sure to use an alcohol base pen. Micron's are archival ink, aren't they?
Not trying to argue your technique, just wondering if you did run into any troubles with the colour staying. I'd like to get good at these things Smiley
I'm not the original poster but I thought I"d offer some answers in case it helps.
I finally got some And I love markers on them. The colors do become more vibrant when they shrink but I haven't had issues with the markers rubbing off.
I have had issues with my colored pencils scratching or rubbing off though. I had a small dog charm I made that became white eyes instead of having pupils!
I do find that I have better control with the colored pencils though so there are pro's and con's to each. I'd do an experiment and see which you like better!
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2007 06:23:40 PM »

These charms are great.  Very creative to use enamal paint.
« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2007 12:31:47 AM »

awesome! i hope my ones come out this good... it may take a bit of practice!!
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« Reply #33 on: July 08, 2007 02:55:43 PM »

Beautiful!!! hope stores in Israel get this too.
« Reply #34 on: July 21, 2007 09:43:41 PM »

Oh wow! Those are awesome! I'm going to have to run out and buy some  silver enamel spray-paint and make my own silvery charms. ^.^
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