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Topic: My New Shrinky Addiction - Mostly Bugs  (Read 774 times)
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« on: May 14, 2008 07:22:54 PM »

Hi!  I'm new to the art of shrinking having received a pack of shrinky dinks from my wonderful partner in the Make a Friend Swap and I am already seriously, completely and totally addicted!  So now I'm combining 2 things I love, shrinking and bugs!

First I wanted to see how tiny I could get, so i drew some tiny bugs and stuff and shrunk them and now they're... well... tiny!
Here they are with my chubby thumb for scale.

Since then I can't stop playing with the stuff!  I've had successes and some spectacular failures, but the end result is these, which I made for a local exhibition called Tiny Treasures.  The drawings are copied from an insect anatomy book.

There's a Solitary Bee

A Mayfly.

And a Cicada that I have to redo as he fused to himself and got a bit mangled.  I'll still wear him though he can't be in the show.

I also let my 2 year old loose on a sheet and we cut them up, wrote his name on them and made Mother's Day key chains for the grandmothers and great grandmothers, must find the pics of those too.

Please let me know what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2008 07:49:42 PM »

Your creations are beautiful!  I have just started experimenting with Shrinky Dinks too, but mine haven't come close to how awesome yours are!  Did you just trace the pictures from the book onto the plastic, or did you copy them another way?  I'd appreciate any advice you can give!  Again, great job!!   Grin

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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2008 07:53:45 PM »

Thanks Fowds Grin  I traced the outlines and then copied in the finer details.  The pictures in the book were very detailed so I simplified a bit to make the shrunken result a bit clearer.

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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2008 08:11:12 PM »

Yay for shrinky dinks! I think they came out really nice...great job!

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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2008 03:59:16 AM »

Your bugs are beautiful and so detailed

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