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« on: January 20, 2008 09:11:23 AM »

I used to be a shrinky dink-aholic when I was little. As I have grown to my old age of 24, I have moved on and discovered the joys of acrylic plastic. It can be manipulated wonderfully and after lots of fiddling, I always get the colors I want. Yay! It's also nice and lightweight and easy on the skin.

These are my favorites I have made over the past few months. Thanks so much for looking!  Grin

Butterfly:


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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2008 09:19:21 AM »

wow these are so pretty!! i'm not really familiar with acrylic? how do you make it look so perfect and beautiful?
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2008 09:20:30 AM »

I love the butterfly one.
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008 09:24:45 AM »

wow these are so pretty!! i'm not really familiar with acrylic? how do you make it look so perfect and beautiful?

Aww, that's sweet. I always adjust ALL of my images in Photoshop before printing because wasted supplies are a bummer. I use a specialized printer that feeds straight through which allows for a thicker medium(it is used for signs/banners a lot). The plastic isn't much thicker than some paper stacked together. I also use a UV resistant ink to ensure the highest quality in the color.

Trust me, I didn't figure this all out on my own. My graphic design/printer/all things guru pal helped me out at the start. hehe
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2008 11:50:57 AM »

Those are beautiful, the detail and color is amazing!  I love the butterfly especially.  Great job, they are really neat!
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2008 11:55:04 AM »

-Theyare all so cute. I love the butterfly most
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2008 12:30:47 PM »

Thank you! I think the color of the butterfly is what makes it my favorite. I am think of doing a blue/purple or a blue/green one too. I have so much fun!
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2008 12:38:23 PM »

These are SO great!! 

How do you cut out the shapes?  Laser?
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2008 01:03:52 PM »

These are gorgeous, the colour and details are amazing, great job
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2008 01:41:23 PM »

These are SO great!! 

How do you cut out the shapes?  Laser?

I wish! Haha. I use a trusty little saw and cut everything by hand! It isn't so bad though.

I got so excited about colors that I started a blue one. It looks delightful  Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2008 04:17:55 PM »

These are SO great!! 

How do you cut out the shapes?  Laser?

I wish! Haha. I use a trusty little saw and cut everything by hand! It isn't so bad though.

I got so excited about colors that I started a blue one. It looks delightful  Cheesy

Holy WOW!  You're crazy! Cheesy  The lines are so smooth and beautiful!
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2008 07:20:55 PM »

Yeah, I have been told I was insane. Trust me, there have been many uses of the "f" word and lots of plastic going into the junk pile. I don't always get it right. haha
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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2008 07:21:51 PM »

Love the love birds! So cute!
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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2008 07:23:50 PM »

Very ab-fab. When you say you use a little saw...exactly what does that mean?? Tongue
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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2008 08:23:25 PM »

Very ab-fab. When you say you use a little saw...exactly what does that mean?? Tongue

A saw a tad bit larger than the ones you would use to cut sheets of copper or silver. It's an actual little handsaw and then I buff the edges. Ridiculously time consuming, but I like the way it looks at the end  Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2008 07:37:08 AM »

i love all of these.. especially the anatomical man, i would definately wear it if i had one!xxx
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These are awsome. What kind of acrylic plastic is it and where do you purchase it?
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« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2008 01:56:29 PM »

These are awsome. What kind of acrylic plastic is it and where do you purchase it?

I actually buy it from my sign maker friend who orders it from some company out of Canada. He designs signs for strip malls and such. He orders the thinnest possible for me. So, I guess, it's sign plastic.
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« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2008 09:51:05 PM »

i absolutely love the anatomical man!
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I want a heart outside of my chest  Angry 


I love these.  The heart and the head are definitely my favorites. 
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These are so great, I'd love to wear the heart or the head proudly Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2008 10:14:41 AM »

Aww, thanks everyone! I really have a lot of fun making these. Occasionally I make nice one of a kind ones for my mom...like a crab and a seagull. haha
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Oooh...you changed your avatar!  I hardly recognized ya!
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« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2008 10:16:21 AM »

Oooh...you changed your avatar!  I hardly recognized ya!

haha. yeah, thats me crocheting with my "ferocious beast" bulldog snoring away
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« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2008 10:27:17 AM »

okay, SOOO the anatomical man and heart are AMAZING!! (and so are the others!) but i really love those two! great work!!! Smiley
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