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« on: December 12, 2006 12:32:06 PM »

I understand the standard way to color a shrinky dink is with colored pencil, but I didn't like the pencilishness of the color after it got taken out of the oven.  I read on the website that acrylic paint also works, but it didn't shrink with the plastic when I tried.  Is there a secret, unknown method of coloring a shrinky dink that will yield nice, solid results?   Huh
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2006 12:36:30 PM »

I'm pretty sure I've used sharpie permanent markers in the past - and kids' (water soluble) markers with projects I've done with children.
Do a few small, test-type objects & see how they work for you.
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2006 05:25:27 PM »

SHARPIES ALL THE WAY! they work well, and dont give you the nasty pencil lines! plus, no matter the dont smudge in the rain or anything! i wouls perhaps get a fine tip black sharpie though, they really help with the outlines!
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2006 08:45:52 PM »

i use prismacolor markers. they are a bit pricey, but they work for everything. i have also used fabric markers on shrinky dink plastic... it was all i had handy, since i was being lazy, and it worked out fine... im not a fan of colored pencil as a medium for anything.
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2007 03:16:26 AM »

I want to try stamping on the shrink plastic, but after I bake it, the color smear off.

Q:What kind of INK PAD should I use ? Or it's there such ink pad?

I know permenant pen (or oilbase color) works on shrink plastic.
But I don't want to color my friend's stamps with permenant pen.

Q: I know nail polish will smear color off, so what kind of 'surface protector' should I use?
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2007 07:10:12 AM »

Acrylic paint will stick better and will shrink with your plastic if you lightly sand the plastic first with a very fine-grain sandpaper.  Let the acrylic dry most of the way before shrinking, and don't run the acrylic paint all the way to the edge of the plastic, as it does seem to make the edges go all wonky.
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2007 07:33:20 AM »

Better quality pencils will give you better results. I vote sharpies though...
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2007 08:00:40 PM »

i used paints pens and they worked well but im gonna try sharpies now, cheaper with a good variety of colors
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pantsafari
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2007 08:07:39 PM »

I want to try stamping on the shrink plastic, but after I bake it, the color smear off.

Q:What kind of INK PAD should I use ? Or it's there such ink pad?

I know permenant pen (or oilbase color) works on shrink plastic.
But I don't want to color my friend's stamps with permenant pen.

Q: I know nail polish will smear color off, so what kind of 'surface protector' should I use?

if youre looking to stamp on shrink plastic you have to use a permanent ink (pigment ink)  i personally use a brand called "Fabrico" its also permanent on fabric when heat set. i also use stamp'n'up  brand pigment ink pads. they work the same. there are a ton of brands out there, just look for the ones that say they are permanent or heat settable.
as for a clear protective coat try a fixative. (i use krylon brand) its in a spray can like spray paint but it is a clear coating that comes in different finishes (matte, gloss etc.)

Hope that helps!
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IamSusie
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2007 08:26:34 PM »

I used clear nail polish to seal mine..
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