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Topic: Alice in Wonderland & other rad Shrinky Dink Jewelry  (Read 14821 times)
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« on: May 13, 2009 03:29:38 PM »

I've recently rediscovered shrinky dinks.... The last time I had used them was probably in the early 90's. I think they were Suzie's Zoo shrinkies.

Anyhoo, I've been making charms and stuff and not really doing much else with them. I thought it was about time to combine my jewelry-making skills with the shrinky dink skills so recently rediscovered. Here's what I've come up with within the past 3 days:

This charm bracelet is made of the tiniest little shrinky tags...I had to display it on a crocheted ball...the colors went so well together.

paying homage to the mouse of mice. I added some swarovski, too.
alice and wonderland themed, cheshire cat & dodo bird not forgotten!!!
a little larger cheshire cat pendant with crystals

I guess that will be all for now...I did some earrings, too. Perhaps that will be another post.

EDIT: Here is the earring post! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304932.0
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009 03:34:49 PM »

Wow those all look very good! I really love the chesire cat one with the crystals! Great!! My mom would love the mickey bracelet! I'm going to wist it!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2009 03:36:27 PM »

shrinky dinks rock!    you just reminded me of my need to use the 25 odd sheets of it!  Just for fun!  or maybe for a swap....


Those birdies are so cute!
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2009 03:56:56 PM »

Those are gorgeous Smiley How do you get the layered effect with your shrinky dink pieces? Soft toned background with strong forefront image?
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2009 04:08:10 PM »

Those are gorgeous Smiley How do you get the layered effect with your shrinky dink pieces? Soft toned background with strong forefront image?

The shrinky sheets you can get a Joann's (I think they are called "curiosity kits") are rough on one side, smooth on the other. To get the 2 layers, I use a fine point sharpie to draw the main darker image on the smooth side, then I use a rubber stamp on the rough side for the background with a lighter color
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2009 06:06:22 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2009 06:10:36 PM »

These are great!  I love the colors, they're all so cheery.  The birds are my favorite  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2009 06:20:56 PM »

The shrinky sheets you can get a Joann's (I think they are called "curiosity kits") are rough on one side, smooth on the other. To get the 2 layers, I use a fine point sharpie to draw the main darker image on the smooth side, then I use a rubber stamp on the rough side for the background with a lighter color

Very well done. How do you bake them in such a way that the image doesn't smudge? I usually bake mine coloured side up...
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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2009 08:48:51 PM »


Very well done. How do you bake them in such a way that the image doesn't smudge? I usually bake mine coloured side up...

I bake them stamped side (rough side) down. If I let them dry well enough, they don't smudge much at all. I keep the sharpie drawing side up, because that image will usually at least partially come off in the oven if face down. Once that side is done and cool though, the image is totally stuck on! Kind of slightly embossed, too, which is a little bonus.
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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2009 09:04:05 PM »

I bake them stamped side (rough side) down. If I let them dry well enough, they don't smudge much at all. I keep the sharpie drawing side up, because that image will usually at least partially come off in the oven if face down. Once that side is done and cool though, the image is totally stuck on! Kind of slightly embossed, too, which is a little bonus.

Genius! I totally have to try this.
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