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Topic: Speech Bubble Shrink Plastic Necklace Tutorial [IMG HEAVY]  (Read 8954 times)
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« on: December 01, 2008 02:50:12 PM »

This xmas, i don't have enough funds for expressive presents to all my friends, so i began to think of a more personal-creative approach. I decided to make speech bubble necklaces for my friends with in-jokes in them. They'll hang from ribbons and have a tiny bell on it. This is what we're making:

STEP 1 - What You Need!!!

* Pen/felt tips/pencil crayons etc
* Black marker pen
* Pencil
* Scissors
* White shrink plastic
* Hole punch
* Jump rings
* Large speech bubble print out
(I enlarged the following picture in paint and printed it out - http://media.g4tv.com/images/blog/2006/01/11/632725841318237954.jpg)

STEP 2 - Draw!!!

* The shrink plastic has a matte side and a shiny glossy side. See below!
* We want the matte side facing up! (That's what we're drawing on!)



STEP 3 - Trace!!!

* Put the image of the speech bubble behind the shrink plastic

* Get your pencil
* Trace!

STEP 4 - Cut out!!!

* Cut around your traced speech bubble

STEP 5 - Outline!!!

* Get your black marker pen
* Outline the speech bubble

STEP 6 - Write joke or quote!!!

* Write something funny like an in-joke, joke, quote etc
* I apologise for my in-joke! I'm not against people with ginger hair or homosexuals, it's just a joke with my friend!

STEP 7 - Punch!!!

* Punch someone!
* Then use a hole punch to punch a hole at the top of the speech bubble!

STEP 8 - Bake!!!

* Pre-heat the oven to 120 degrees (important that you pre-heat because it'll be less likely to curl and stick to itself!)
* Place speech bubble in
* It will start to curl
* Don't worry! It should lay flat again after a while!
* But if it appears stuck at the end when it's flattening, get a knife to adjust it while in the oven


STEP 9 - Result!!!

* It should be hard, flat, thicker and smaller
* It should look like this:

STEP 10 - Finishing!!!

* Open up split rings and attach onto tiny hole at top of speech bubble
* Attach a little bell or charm on
* Attach a ribbon (for necklace)
* Alternatively you could skip the punching step and attach a pin at the back later on for a badge!

STEP 11 - Parade!!!

* Parade your new creation to the world!!!
* Important: Wait for the green man before you cross roads!

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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2008 02:57:43 PM »

I love the tute! Cheesy It made me laugh! Cheesy This is such a cute idea Grin Thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2008 03:11:48 PM »

This made me smile.  Grin Thanks for sharing it!

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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2008 03:22:05 PM »

Wow, after injuring myself trying to make different personalized gifts for all my friends, this is definitely an idea I'm going to consider. Thanks for sharing - pure genius!

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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2008 03:46:05 PM »

Wow! These are awesome! I am totally making some of these for my friends!!!

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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2008 03:54:42 PM »

I love these  Cheesy in jokes are the best!

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