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« Reply #410 on: August 10, 2009 02:32:21 AM »

I just used white ones, and did not have any problems with discolouration. 
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« Reply #411 on: August 20, 2009 12:49:24 PM »

Heres a new one or two, what does anyone think?
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« Reply #412 on: September 06, 2009 09:29:27 PM »

my best idea for sealing the dinks is this scrapbooking stuff. It's like to put over parts of rubber stamps or stickers or whatever to make them look likey epoxy?
Called "glossy accents" by inkssentials(TM).
I've used it on some cards that I stamped. It's awesome. Like epoxy or resin in a bottle. they also have a kind that's like crackle accents. instant crackle finish, and also matte accents. instant matte finish. Haven't tried it yet, but someone else give it a go and let me know! I'm too lazy to give my dinks a go. plus I too want perfection, and think inkjet is the way to go! =0)
--> also, to reply to the person who asked about using like the cricut machine to cut dinks out, GENIUS! I think that is a fab idea. They are powerful enough to cut through like fabric, chipboard, and cardstock. so why not the dink?
you're smarter than my ass that's for sure...
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experiment and report back, soldier!

DON'T DO IT. I was reading through this thread and when I came to your post, I had to say something before anyone else tries it.

I printed and shrinked some charms and thinking it would be awesome, I covered it and as it dries...the stuff shrinks, too! Air drying! Then it proceeded to ruin and smudge the image beyond recognition.

I believe the problem lies in the fact that it acts like water and since there is no sealer on the SD, the image gets pulled and warped and all melty-looking. Remember, I air-dried the stuff after my shrinky dinks shrunk and cooled.

SO DON'T DO IT. O___________________O

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« Reply #413 on: October 21, 2009 07:04:44 AM »

I've made a couple shrinky dink rings and they look great but about 2 hours into wearing one of them my hand hit a wall at work and it shattered into 3 pieces. I has used the printable shrinky dinks, and sealed them once cooled with a spray sealant. Is there anything I can do to make these things sturdier or are all shrinky dinks rings just fragile by nature?
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« Reply #414 on: October 21, 2009 08:23:39 PM »

I've made a couple shrinky dink rings and they look great but about 2 hours into wearing one of them my hand hit a wall at work and it shattered into 3 pieces. I has used the printable shrinky dinks, and sealed them once cooled with a spray sealant. Is there anything I can do to make these things sturdier or are all shrinky dinks rings just fragile by nature?

I've had some shrinky rings that I made for a while and I haven't had any problems with them breaking. How thick was the width of the band? If it's really thin then they may break. Mine are always at least 1/3 to 1/2 an inch when baked.
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« Reply #415 on: October 22, 2009 09:35:54 PM »

Hm. I think mine was between 1/4 and 1/3 of an inch. What are you using to seal them? There's an event this weekend and I was hoping to sell some rings but not if they're going to break so easy. Maybe I should also stop slamming my hands into walls by accident Cheesy
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« Reply #416 on: October 23, 2009 12:26:11 AM »

I used krylon high gloss spray. Holds up nicely and provides good shine. And yeah, you might want to stop banging into walls...if only to protect your hands crafting capabilities  Grin
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« Reply #417 on: October 27, 2009 07:18:35 AM »

I made my daughter a shrinky dink bracelet. She washed her hands and all the ink came off them. I tried the clear nail polish and it did not work.
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« Reply #418 on: October 28, 2009 01:52:18 AM »

I'm surprised that the polish didn't work. You can try krylon spraypaint clear/high gloss. It works great for me!
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« Reply #419 on: November 16, 2009 11:53:06 AM »

i've used clear embossing powder that is found with rubber stamp supplies. you can use a heat gun or pop 'em back in the oven for a little longer under a watchful eye. it gives a clear, shiny finish to the shrinky dinks.
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