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« on: July 05, 2009 05:56:38 PM »

Group shot. Clockwise from cupcake (which is a ring): two fused pendants made by layering shrunken punch-outs from a regular paper punch on top of a square of shrunken plastic. An oversized owl ring. A fused rainbow pendant, just shrunken rainbow colored strips layered on a shrunken rectangle. A fused zebra stripe pendant, this one is my favorite, the stripes were just shrunk and layered on the shrunken white rectangle. And last but not least, a Goomba ring.

A close up on the zebra ring (try to ignore the pencil lines, I didn't even notice them until now!).

And look - LOOK at this travesty! I almost can't bear to speak of it. But I must.

I traced the JBs crest onto plain white shrink plastic, cut it out, and then traced that shape onto a piece of Ruff'n'Ready which I also cut out. I shrunk both pieces separately, and once they were done I layered the clear one rough side down onto the white piece, which had the design facing up. Then I tried to fuse them. That's where everything went awry! I turned the toaster oven up to 450, which is the temperature for fusing, is it not? I had the piece in there for about two minutes when it started to smoke and turned brown and ugly. It was a very sad disaster, and I don't know how I'm supposed to avoid it in the future! Any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2009 06:17:29 PM »

These are super cute! I love all of them, but cupcakes AND goombas?! Must have!

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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2009 06:28:58 PM »

Okay these are awesome!!! I dont know if anyone even uses that word anymore but I do and I love these!!!!

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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2009 06:32:16 PM »

Love that goomba! Love them all, really. These look really neat and nicely done.
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2009 10:32:37 AM »

i love the cupcake& mario-mushroom von Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2009 12:33:43 PM »

Very cute and I would try fusing at a lower temp.  It might take a bit longer but it will prevent burning...hopefully!  Good luck to ya!

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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2009 02:00:05 PM »

Thank you so much guys!
Very cute and I would try fusing at a lower temp.  It might take a bit longer but it will prevent burning...hopefully!  Good luck to ya!
Thanks for the advice, I'll try turning it down about 50 degrees since I don't have an oven thermometer...
Also, I read somewhere that you couldn't fuse the colored plastic, and I was wondering if that was true.

« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2009 07:00:09 PM »

I like your fused stuff! Especially the colored dots on the clear piece.

I usually just fuse at the same temp, but longer. I think I got that from the original directions--or maybe the Shrinky Dink website. Anyway, I've never had any probs with burning them that way.

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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2009 07:08:34 PM »

I never heard of not being able to fuse the colored plastic.  I usually do any fusing at 425.  Smoking is definitely a sign that the oven is too hot.

The other fused pieces turned out nicely, though.

I love the Goomba, of course.

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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2009 01:28:27 AM »

This is awesome. I wish I had those.
I will be happy if you can send me a gift... just kidding.... great collection.
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