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« Reply #100 on: June 03, 2008 12:35:54 PM »

So, I keep hearing about "fusing" shrinky dinks together, but everyone seems to already know how to do it. I've googled it but can't find any how-to's. Any one want to clue me in? I gather you shrink the pieces and then stack 'em and bake again...? But for how long? And how do you know if it works? Do they melt into each other?

Any tips appreciated! I'm still pretty new to shrink plastic in general.
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« Reply #101 on: June 03, 2008 12:56:22 PM »

There's a good tute here, and there are some handy links in this thread too. They melt into each other a little bit, I guess how much depends on how long you leave 'em, but I don't know if it's possible to get them totally flat like fused glass without wrecking them.

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« Reply #102 on: June 03, 2008 01:03:05 PM »

Awesome! Thank you, talyra! That's very helpful!
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Talyra, I don't think you need to change it. If you like it, that's what's important!  Wink It's less disturbing than the "Santa Claus is coming!" tee on BustedTees, that's for sure! (I can't look at it!   Tongue It's just too much for me!)
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« Reply #104 on: June 03, 2008 02:03:24 PM »

PS. Apologies to those perturbed by my avatar. Should I change it? I don't really want to scare people Sad

Don't even worry about that talyra!  I was only giving you a hard time.  :p  It's your avatar, you keep it as you like it.  I love the phrase you have under it, it cracks me up every time I read it.  LOL
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« Reply #105 on: June 03, 2008 02:16:00 PM »

I love your gribble!!!!  don't change it!!!!!!  the directions for fusing are on the shrinky dinks instructions, it will tell you exactly what to do and how to do it.  What temp and what to use and trouble shooting!  Have fun!  Fusing is my favorite!!!
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« Reply #106 on: June 03, 2008 02:25:38 PM »

Well peeps!  I've sent!  Hope she likes! 

Already!??  Crap!  I need to get busy.  I haven't had time to even have practice runs.  I may have to spend an entire day shrinky dinking to get it out in time. 

Too many swaps......it's an addiction, I'm tellin' ya!  LOL
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« Reply #107 on: June 03, 2008 02:28:11 PM »

we have 3 people sending outs already! holy cow! I STILL don't have a beginning, everything I have come up with comes out less than perfect. I think I need to put less detail into my piece.
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« Reply #108 on: June 03, 2008 02:59:29 PM »

i also had a couple of things not work out .... i've given up on fusing for now and just put together something a bit more simple, bt very pretty! i'm off to the post office now!
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« Reply #109 on: June 03, 2008 05:26:04 PM »

Yay! I sent today!! And it's a miracle that I did...it is/will be an insane week so I had to hit the PO before 8 am to get it out on time Wink

we have 3 people sending outs already! holy cow! I STILL don't have a beginning, everything I have come up with comes out less than perfect. I think I need to put less detail into my piece.

And, ZK...maybe you should wait to see what I sent you before you go made making something perfect Wink I made a big goof on mine and it had an impact on the final outcome...I'll let you decide if it's a negative impact... Wink

I truly want to say in my best Pee-Wee Herman voice, "I meant to do that!" And, then claim that it added to the overall effect of the final piece...or pieces...
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