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« Reply #130 on: June 05, 2008 10:09:24 PM »

 Undecided sigh,it shrank more and turned yellow because I had forgotten I had already sealed it with polyurethaine. I used sculpey. Oh well! Here we go again!
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« Reply #131 on: June 06, 2008 05:30:48 AM »

Maybe your shrinky wasn't totally shrunk? It can happen sometimes. When I'm "framing" a shrinky I tend to make sure that the "frame" edges overlap the edges of the shrinky by a few milimetres, just in case.

(Is a baked Shrinky a "shrunk"?)

My embossing powder went burnt yellow again but the design didn't bleed this time and it's given the thing a sort of old sepia look, which I actually quite like, so I've left it - hope Imagine is OK with it when it arrives. This is actually my first black and white shrinky so I wonder if it does this all the time and the bright colours I usually use mean I don't see the yellowing? Just gotta wait for the Fray Check on the knots to dry and I can send today Cheesy
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« Reply #132 on: June 06, 2008 05:48:35 AM »

Hurray! I like sepia tones, so don't worry!  Wink Mine is all ready to go in the oven but since I coloured it with markers, I'm gonna go get some of that acrylic spray so that the colours don't bleed all over the place. It's already started though... The colours bled in all the little fibers around the design... And every time I touch it, I get ink on my fingers...  Sad You should have seen my hands when I finished colouring it!  Cheesy
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« Reply #133 on: June 06, 2008 06:01:27 AM »

I finished everything up.  It is sealed and assembled.  Now I just have to go out and buy a padded envelope.   Oh and go to the post.  Can't wait to see everyone's creations!  Grin
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« Reply #134 on: June 06, 2008 11:23:08 AM »

So I finished my OTT this morning and sent this afternoon... and when I got back promptly got one of those lightbulb-over-the-head moments you really, really wish you'd had at the beginning of the swap.

Remember those microwaved/melted CD necklaces everyone was into a while back?

Yep. CD shards+shrinky fusion = shiny awesomeness. I'm a happy bunny. It's all I can do not to poke it and burn my fingers at the moment Grin
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« Reply #135 on: June 06, 2008 11:26:25 AM »

you can use plastic like that?  OH My!!!  I had no idea!  that would be sooooo cool, you've done that before?   does it melt the same?  I must try today!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #136 on: June 06, 2008 01:47:08 PM »

It sure does work! It melts slightly more quickly than the 'dinks, actually, but not so much so that it gets out of control. Here's some blatant self promotion if you want to see how it looks!
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« Reply #137 on: June 06, 2008 02:47:32 PM »

ohhhh whhhhhy yeeeeeeeeees....(rolling hands together)  Bah ha ha ahahahahahah!!!!!  I like meeeeeeelting thingsssss!
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« Reply #138 on: June 08, 2008 03:37:08 PM »

I sent yesterday morning, last day!! but I did it on time Wink
I couldnt post yesterday because I was at the hospital with my grandmother, I just came back... Im really tired.. sorry for not too much comunication...
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