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Topic: Hopping on the shrinky fusion bandwagon! *update with new shinies, now img fat!*  (Read 1415 times)
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« on: June 06, 2008 01:21:24 PM »

Wheee! So as soon as I heard about shrinky dink fusing I knew I had to try it. I did these a couple of days ago for the Shrinky Dink OTT Swap. One of those pieces is on its way to Imagine, so it's not here, but these are my first experiments, which is why they are pretty basic. Nice enough, I think, but basic.


Then I was looking at loves2experiment's thread and an idea hit me like a sixteen ton weight in a Monty Python sketch. I just had to run and grab the pens and warm up the oven straight away.
Remember those melted CD necklaces? Well, the shrinky on the left has shards of CD melted into it. That's what all the shiny sparkle is about. The flash actually showed this off really well for once! (The other one is just normal glitter. I liked it enough to post it alongside.)


They aren't yet perfect: I've concluded that it's not worth using the purple pen - at best, it goes grey: at worst, it goes... icky, and it usually just disappears. And I like the "crowded" ones - the second ones - better than the first ones. But hey, that's what experiments are all about, right? Smiley

***ETA***

OMG I think I'm hooked on the fumes or something. Made some more today, all including bits of CD. Can't get enough of the shininess.




The dragonfly stayed in for a bit too long and warped, but oh well Cheesy The black and silver stuff turned out classy, but the hole in the big pendant closed up during melting so I'm going to have to fix that! The two little pieces on the bottom I love and are very soon to be made into a pair of earrings.

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2008 01:31:04 PM »

yours are beautiful!!i am actually taking a break from making mine, i think i have tottaly screwd upo as it is not sticking! Embarrassed
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2008 01:47:32 PM »

Thankyou! Cheesy

D'you have an oven thermometer? I don't think they are too expensive - it might be worth checking your oven is at the temperature it says it is Cheesy It sounds like you're not heating them for long enough or getting them hot enough.
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2008 02:28:35 PM »

ohhhh I need to try this!!!!!!  the cds are sooo pretty and what a great way to use them instead of tossing them....eh....who throws anything away anymore!
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2008 02:31:13 PM »

i have been using a heat gun ,oven is busted. it sticks for a while but then falss off if i touch it
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2008 05:28:32 AM »

SunflowerSmiles - cheers! Glad you like 'em!

adiemonster - Sounds like you heat gun's not getting the shrinkies hot enough to melt them properly. You have to melt the shrinkies at almost double the temperature you shrink them at. I think you might have to get your oven fixed (never mind cooking, you've got shrinkies to melt! Wink)
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2008 06:48:33 AM »

guys coming over today to fix it. i tried last night in my toaster oven. i do NOT recomend this as 3 of my shrinkie dinks fell off my tray and down to the bottom of the toaster oven! they started to melt all over the bottom, i got them out but i thought i might have to throw it out!  Embarrassed
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2008 09:57:56 AM »

Oops! Shocked Still, they melted, so you're on the right track, LOL Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2008 08:01:49 AM »

Those are pretty sweet and props on adding the bits of CD!  I have actually tried this once and my results were pretty interesting to say the least...lol...I need more practice with it but overall it was fun to play around with.
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2008 12:39:03 PM »

Cheers!

I think it helps that I'm mega paranoid and check on them about once every thirty seconds after they start to melt Roll Eyes It means I can snatch them out of the oven the second they start to look "done". My excuse for the dragonfly is that I got distracted...
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