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sheepishxlion
« on: January 30, 2008 10:48:08 PM »

So I made some shrinky dink pendants. I'm not very good a drawing so I used stamps!





Oppsy this one smudged a bit!

What do you think? Comment appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2008 10:55:14 PM »

Loooove the bird! Which type of shrinky paper is it? I have some for colored pencils and I have also seen some for paint I believe.
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RubyTuesday
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2008 10:54:47 AM »

Great job, I love the dragonfly, I've never seen shrinky dink over here but I keep seeing cool shrinky dink on craftser, is it just a US thing? and how does it work, i'm guessing it shrinks!! Grin but do you have to heat it am I right in thikning that you decorate it before you shrink it?

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2008 11:17:03 AM »

Great job, I love the dragonfly, I've never seen shrinky dink over here but I keep seeing cool shrinky dink on craftser, is it just a US thing? and how does it work, i'm guessing it shrinks!! Grin but do you have to heat it am I right in thikning that you decorate it before you shrink it?



You can purchase shrinky dink paper on the internet and certainly get more for your money than you could through a craft store. I've noticed too that where I live it's not very common. Basically what shrinky dink paper consists of is just a mere plastic piece of paper. All of different sizes. There are several different types and it all comes down to what you want to do with it: draw with markers, draw with pencils, or use stamps like the ones here. After your satisfied with your work, you place it in a convectional oven to shrink 3 times smaller! Its very exciting watching it get tiny. After it lays flat, you take it out of the heat and set it down to cool off. I like to place heavy books atop mine so it could be as flat as a board. There is no limit to how creative you can be with this very fine invention. You can go as far making earrings to show the world what you've done Wink
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RubyTuesday
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2008 11:31:32 AM »

Thanks runningwolf, Sounds like I definately need to have a go at that!! Think I'll try and get some of the sort that's used to make the dragonfly pendant  Smiley

Sheepishxlion did you use the same type of shrinky dink sheet for both pendants, and can you use any kind of ink to stamp with? - thanks  Smiley
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tmbrunschen
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2008 11:48:57 AM »

Great job!!

As for the smudging, I may have a suggestion... I use a pencil eraser on the plastic before shrinking (a -clean- pencil eraser) and it seems to take away what I want it to Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2008 12:58:03 PM »

Thanks runningwolf, Sounds like I definately need to have a go at that!! Think I'll try and get some of the sort that's used to make the dragonfly pendant  Smiley

Here is the website where I purchased mine: http://www.shrinkydinks.com/

Since I was so obsessed I ordered the 50 pack for $20.00 USD + tax and shipping... hate that part... but the sheets are very large, 10" X 8". I have seen smaller sheets of 5" X 4" (half the size) from companies like Klutz which come in smaller quantities; packs of 10 or 12. So basically with the 50 pack (10" X 8") you get double.   

...Translucent shrinky dink paper peeping on corner...

What I tend to do is use a separate piece of paper (preferably plain white) to draw my creation and fix all the little imperfections before tracing onto the shrinky dink paper. Once I'm happy, I use prismacolor colored pencils to trace through shrinky paper since they are so vibrant. I like to fill in as many gaps possible but whats neat is that once it shrinks, all the colors bunch together and you achieve a solid color effect. After the whole process is done, I usually spray a gloss over to seal the work and give it a shine. You don't have to but I noticed that after many touches the work can get smeared or scratched. And with the spray you will have it looking the same, like the day you made it. You can also cut the paper to your desired shape. I like to leave a bit of an edge for a cool look. Wish you lots of luck Wink
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RubyTuesday
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2008 01:40:18 PM »

wow that car is amazing, i had not idea you could do anything like that with the stuff  Grin

-thanks for the link  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2008 02:05:34 PM »

Thank you! I always loved Speed Racer <3 Pictures are one thing but seeing them in person is another. You feel proud once they come out. THEIR SOO CUTE Grin
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