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Topic: Which Shrinky Dinks is better?  (Read 564 times)
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« on: March 13, 2009 07:21:42 AM »

Is the Ruff and Ready kind better or the Crystal Clear kind? What are the differences? And what should I use to coat/finish them off with (so they won't degrade or color won't come off)?
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2009 09:30:03 PM »

I prefer Poly Shrink, myself.  You can order it from The Lucky Squirrel. (oh, they have a store locator as well)
www.luckysquirrel.c om/

Rough and Ready is better to use colored pencils on, but it becomes translucent when it is baked, as opposed to the Crystal Clear which (obviously) stays crystal clear after baking.  The clear is good for use with sharpies and stamping (carefully!  and with lots of drying time!), but you would need to sand it to get colored pencils to stick and sanding would affect the clear-ness of the plastic.

The type of shrinkies you use really depends on the mediun that you want to use on them.

As far as sealing them... that depends too on what you are doing with your shrinkies.  I have made sun catchers with them and I use Folk Art gloss spray sealant, just a quick spray to seal in the ink (Sharpies) then after that dries I give it a couple coats of crystal glaze.  Not sure of the brand, only that it comes in a little pot and says "crystal glaze".  I found that crystal glaze directly on the shrinky with no spray sealant causes some marker colors to bleed or "halo".

There are so many options, honestly.  Peruse the Shrinky Dink post.  Lots of helpful stuff in there.
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009 05:14:04 PM »

Thank you for your help!
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