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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2007 06:07:36 AM »

It depends on how big you want your earrings to be! Cheesy
There is usually a little diagram of how much they shrink, and my package has a ruler inside with ratios marked off (if you start out this big they will end up this big).
I just picked up my sealer at a department store, not sure the brand even. I don't know if there is one really good one, but to my knowledge they all generally do the same thing Smiley There are also different effects (like matte or glossy) but that's personal taste I guess.
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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2007 05:38:22 AM »

is it true you can do it with clear nailpolish? i dont have acess to sealer but i'm afraid i might ruin my shrinky dinks if i try the nail polish idea without luck... and one question hopefully answered in the near future...will watercolored pencils work? i dont think they're wax based, and i'm not planning on putting water on them...
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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2007 10:53:32 AM »

is it true you can do it with clear nailpolish? i dont have acess to sealer but i'm afraid i might ruin my shrinky dinks if i try the nail polish idea without luck... and one question hopefully answered in the near future...will watercolored pencils work? i dont think they're wax based, and i'm not planning on putting water on them...

I seal mine with clear nail polish all the time and it works fine. Ive used it on sharpie colored shrinkys and the ones that I print from my inkjet printer and never had a problem =)

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« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2007 04:46:20 PM »

is it true you can do it with clear nailpolish? i dont have acess to sealer but i'm afraid i might ruin my shrinky dinks if i try the nail polish idea without luck... and one question hopefully answered in the near future...will watercolored pencils work? i dont think they're wax based, and i'm not planning on putting water on them...
I tried that with one of mine and it ended badly - I used Sally Hansen (?) clear nail polish, and later tested it on both pencil crayon and sharpie and found that it smeared both of them. Maybe it was just the brand?
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« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2007 04:36:06 AM »

hehe. im confused most of the time, and this is no different. (sally hansen rocks) it's okay that you both had different outcomes...i guess this is one experiment i have to try without background information (except in this case sally hansen isn't gonna work) thanks everyone!
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