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Topic: shrinkydink pendants [kaiju big battel, chanel/alex+chloe, long blondes, etc]  (Read 4069 times)
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« on: July 04, 2007 08:42:25 PM »

So over the past few months,
I've been making some shrinkydink pendants and whatnot,
so I've finally decided to share my work!
[I've also included some pictures that I've taken as I was progressing on my pendants]
enjoy!

Louden Noxious necklaces:

post-cutting, pre-baking.
materials: white shrinky dink paper, xacto knife with various blades, fiskars precision scissors, holepunch.

post-baking! now it's 1/3 of its original size
[it's on a 1" grid cutting board, for measurement reference]

stuck some jump rings on the pendant and strung a chain through. instant class.


new Louden Noxious pendant!
by far, this is probably one of the hardest shrinkies to make, haha.
The o's look kind of funky, but this is just a close-up [you can't notice them when you're wearing it].

Other Kaiju Big Battel pendants, Chanel, etc:

working on the template for my Jingi necklace
materials: manila folder, exacto knife


Dr. Cube pendants, ready to be baked!


Cube & Coco - equally classy.
[Chanel designs stolen from <a href="http://www.alexandchloe.com">Alex + Chloe</a>]


2 Dr. Cubes [1 for KaijuKaitlen]
2 "Coco is Dead" designs from Alex + Chloe [the bleeding one is for レィちゃん]
1 "Never Knows Best" [from FLCL - a gift for ミミちゃん]
1 "flying fuck" [inspired by a necklace that I saw Mary Kate Olsen wearing - not big on the Olsens, but I love the necklace]
1 The Beav [It's going to be hard to wear this without people thinking that it's some vaginal nickname XD]
1 Jingi moustache necklace [I'm really proud of this design XD]


pre-baking [left = stencil, right = pre-baked shrinky]

brand new pendant inspired by The Long Blondes n_n
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2007 08:56:27 PM »

All of those are awesome! I've never had much luck with the shrink plastic myself  Cry. Somehow I always end up with a spotty finish. Since you're such a shrink plastic master, do you have any tips for me?
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2007 09:00:58 PM »

All of those are awesome! I've never had much luck with the shrink plastic myself  Cry. Somehow I always end up with a spotty finish. Since you're such a shrink plastic master, do you have any tips for me?

Hmm, how do you mean "spotty"? It could be a problem with the oven - some ovens need to be set slightly higher or lower, as the temperature can affect the outcome of the shrinkies. However, if you're talking about debris and bits of dirt on the shrinkies, I usually rinse my pre-baked shrinkies in water and dry them off before I put them in the oven, so that any bits of dust or dirt don't get stuck on them. I hope that helps!
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2007 09:11:34 PM »

They come out mostly gloss with spots of a weird matte finish (when working with the clear stuff, haven't tried the opaque). I've tried them in our conventional and our toaster oven. Would you recommend going with a higher or lower temperature? Or does brand make a difference?
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2007 09:12:23 PM »

i really like this idea.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2007 09:17:40 PM »

They come out mostly gloss with spots of a weird matte finish (when working with the clear stuff, haven't tried the opaque). I've tried them in our conventional and our toaster oven. Would you recommend going with a higher or lower temperature? Or does brand make a difference?

Ahh, I haven't tried out the clear ones - I only baked a few of the rough&ready ones for my friends [since I'm the only one at school with an oven since I live off-campus XD], and the main problem that I had was that bits of the embossing powder stuck onto the bottom of the shrinky. I think the best way to determine your oven's ideal temperature is to use some scrap pieces of your shrinkies, and bake them at a slightly higher, a slightly lower and at the reccommended temperature on the package. I use the standard Shrinky Dink paper [www.shrinkydinks.com], and 325 degrees has always worked for me, however, I've noticed that they come out nicer and flatter in my oven at home, than my oven at my apartment at school. Also, make sure that the piece of paper that you're putting the shrinky on while it bakes is flat - the spots could be a result of uneven baking.
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2007 09:26:01 PM »

A.w.e.s.o.m.e.
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2007 09:29:16 PM »

These are so kick ass! I'm featuring them on my crafty/DIY/fashion blog, if that's ok Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2007 04:51:13 AM »

WOWZA!  You cut them sooooooooooo well!  I love them all!

What do you with the embossing powder stuck on the back?  That annoys the heck out of  me!
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2007 08:01:05 AM »

its crazy how much they shrink down i've never heard of this shrinky dink sutff
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